Sarah Palin is blasting President Obama's energy policies again, taking issue with remarks he made Tuesday in an attempt to curb oil market manipulation.
"Today's speech reflected a lack of awareness of what the problem really is, and that solution has to be part of, beyond a three-leg solution but multifaceted solution, and that is what we proposed," she said on a phone call with Fox News. "Really, our president's naive assault on American energy is going to doom our economy."
Obama pushed Congress Tuesday to give oil market regulators more power to limit speculation, but Palin said that is "just one leg of the stool" for reducing pain at the pump. She criticized the president for putting the brakes on the Keystone XL pipeline and said he needs to tap all domestic energy sources including "drill, baby, drill," and "frack, baby, frack." Palin blamed Obama for being "ignorant" about policies that could foster energy independence.
"He doesn't understand free market principles," she said. "There are so many things that contribute to his terrifyingly naive and purposeful assault on our energy production that it puts us in a pretty scary place."
Last year Palin eviscerated Obama's energy policies in a Facebook post, accusing the president of intentionally driving up the price of gas.
"Let's not forget that in September 2008, candidate Obama's Energy Secretary in-waiting said: 'Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.' That's one campaign promise they're working hard to fulfill!" she wrote. "Hitting the American people with higher gas prices like this is essentially a hidden tax and a transfer of wealth to foreign regimes who are providing us the energy we refuse to provide for ourselves."
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