PrestoPundit

“AT FIRST THE OIL COMPANIES THOUGHT SHE WAS NAIVE”

Posted by PrestoPundit on 09/01/2008

 Instead “she faced them down and forced them to compromise on her terms.” Sarah Palin took on the oil companies — and won.  The GOP needs to get the word out on that one.  From Bill Kristol’s column:

The day after the V.P. announcement, I spoke with an old friend, James Muller, chairman of the political science department at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. He said that Palin “has been underestimated over and over again. She took on the party and state establishments here in Alaska, and left them reeling. She’s a very good campaigner, a quick study and a fighter.”

Muller called particular attention to her successes in passing an increase to the oil production tax and facilitating the future construction of a huge natural gas pipeline. “At first the oil companies thought she was naïve, and they’d have their way. Instead she faced them down and forced them to compromise on her terms.”

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