There is a new book out on Sarah Palin describing factually how she took on the oil industry in Alaska. Since it’s not tainted with sensationalist bias, it probably won’t be a best-seller.
I’ve read only the excerpt online. I have no idea if it is pro-Sarah or anti-Sarah from what I read. It just appears that the author wrote the bulk of the material prior to the vice presidential nomination and didn’t have an agenda.
Even the “God’s Will” quote often lampooned by liberal journalists is put in proper context. That is, she said it would have to be nothing short of God’s will to unite all the warring and corrupt factions in Alaska in order for a pipeline to be built. And then she asked students in her former church to pray for God’s will to be done.
That was it!
Some snippets from the book:
“Let me help you out if you’re looking for skeletons in my closet. I got a D in a macro-econ course 24 years ago in college (and) hollered at the wrong kid this morning for not taking out the garbage.”
— Sarah Palin, The Associated Press, August 2006, during Alaska gubernatorial campaign
“With Frank Murkowski and Ben Stevens in charge, it’s like the Night of the Living Dead. We’re being guided by two people whose political careers are over.”
— Sen. Hollis French, D-Anchorage, Petroleum News, Aug. 27, 2006, after incumbent Gov. Frank Murkowski lost to Sarah Palin in the Republican primary, and after Alaska Senate President Ben Stevens’ office was searched by the FBI as part of an ongoing investigation into political corruption in Alaska.
“In my personal belief, we have gone from being in front of the curve to being in back of the curve…”
— Joe Marushack, vice president of gas development for ConocoPhillips Alaska, told the Alaska Legislature’s Senate Resources Committee early in February 2007, after Sarah Palin became governor and scrapped the fiscal contract ConocoPhillips, BP and ExxonMobil had negotiated with the previous governor.
“I think God’s will has to be done in unifying people and companies to get that gas line built, so pray for that.”
— Sarah Palin, on the multi-billion dollar gas pipeline project she wanted built from the North Slope to markets in and outside of Alaska, speaking to students at the Wasilla Assembly of God Church, June 2008
“How does Gov. Palin manage it all? The kids, family, responsibilities as governor?”
– Kay Cashman
“She doesn’t do anything else. It’s all kids and work. … Her idea of a big night out is a barbecue in her backyard.”
— Judy Patrick, photographer and close friend to Palin
“… Your leadership and that of your administration has been outstanding and your integrity and transparent style are a breath of fresh air in what has proven to be a rather shady and smoke-filled past in regard to energy issues in Alaska.”
— David Sokol, chairman and CEO of MidAmerican Holdings Co. (a Warren Buffet company), to Gov. Sarah Palin, related to her work on a pipeline to carry North Slope gas to market.
COURTESY JUDY PATRICK
Review by Trish Harren:
For all the conversation about Sarah Palin, there are very few factual references materials regarding who this woman is and what she has actually done as a leader. There is a new book set to hit the shelves by mid October that will finally end that void. The book is being published by Petroleum News Alaska and is call ‘Sarah takes on Big Oil’
This book is the story of Gov. Sarah Palin’s battle with Alaska’s ‘Big3’ oil companies, as told by the state’s top oil and gas writers Kay Cashman and Kristen Nelson. These woman are uniquely qualified to tell the story of Palin and her dealings with the oil industry. Cashman is the publisher and executive editor of Petroleum News, an independent news-driven weekly newspaper. Nelson, editor-in-chief of Petroleum News, has maintained a long-time eye on Alaska government and its interactions with the state’s most lucrative industry.
Cashman and Nelson deliver a three-dimensional portrait of the Palin administration and the unusual circumstances that have bracketed her leadership. The authors bring a perspective based on knowledge rarely available to general news reporters. As a result, “Sarah takes on Big Oil” is a good read, full of lively personalities and verifiable facts.
My mom is the co-author and while this book lacks the entertainment of SNL, it will give you some facts and insight into a woman who has us all asking, regardless of political persuasion: Who is Sarah Palin?
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