Palin: 'We Have The Most Asinine Energy Policy In Our Country Imaginable'

Grant M. Dahl
By Grant M. Dahl | October 6, 2011 | 5:24 PM EDT

In an interview with talk show host Mark Levin where she announced she would not be running for President, Sarah Palin declared: “We have the most asinine energy policy in our country imaginable.”

“We have the most asinine energy policy in our country imaginable, the former Alaska governor said, adding that the U.S. needs to tap into “the hundreds of trillions of cubic feet of natural gas, and the untold billions of barrels of oil” available to it.

“Instead, we’re on a path now where we’re going to be even more reliant on foreign countries and dangerous dictators who can use energy as a weapon, holding it over our heads to get what they want out of our country.”

Palin went on to warn that the current energy policy has the U.S. on a dangerous path that will inflict “a world of hurt” on the nation:

“[U]nder the Obama administration, we’re getting further and further away from a sound energy policy.”

“It’s asinine, its nonsensical, and I think an energy policy in this country, unless we adopt one that makes sense and that aggressively develops our domestic resources that God has created for us, our country is going to be in a world of hurt in the not-too-distant future.”