Hypothetically speaking, if you were facing a pressing environmental issue you would probably want environmentalists and scientists to come up with a solution, not a half-baked politician with a very average degree in communications and a penchant for shooting moose.
However, never one to let things like knowledge, intelligence, and science get in the way of her political views, Sarah Palin helpfully weighed in on California’s serious water shortage crisis with some advice you’d only expect to hear from someone who thought seeing Russian landmass from Alaska constituted foreign policy experience. On her online TV channel ‘The Sarah Palin Channel’, Palin said:
You might ask, though, why don’t they just fix the infrastructure problem, why don’t they just build more reservoirs and plants? After all, California is a coastal state. It’s got a whole ocean right there, water all around ya.
Yes, what a brilliant idea. California should build more reservoirs that capture rain water for all the rain that isn’t coming pouring out of the sky. Despite the fact that California is actually planning on building desalination plants given the urgency of the situation, perhaps Palin has invented water desalination techniques she isn’t telling anyone about, and will introduce her new technology to reinvent the industry that is incredibly expensive and difficult to do without significant energy and environmental cost.
Of course Palin know who to blame in all of this – that darn liberal socialist in power Jerry Brown who wants to take away Californians God given right to use unlimited amounts of water to keep their gardens looking nice and play on unspoiled golf courses:
Governor Brown’s answer, though, to that drought is to impose a 25% water reduction on California’s cities and towns. His main target are [sic] those really nice landscapes and lawns on golf courses and campuses and cemeteries and private property, your yards! Well, as long as those, long showers that maybe you take. [sic]
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Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.