I don't blame Palin for closing her speaking engagements off to the media when she insists on saying stupid shit like this.
She admits that she "threw a little politics" into her recent TLC reality show by dragging the crew to the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge on the pretense of hunting caribou. Her real purpose? Showing viewers that ANWR is a "barren, desolate, less-than-pristine place"--perfect, in other words, for lots of new oil drilling. "If a caribou needs to be sacrificed for the sake of energy independence," she adds, "I say, 'Mr. Caribou, maybe you need to take one for the team.'"
This quote didn't get much play in the mainstream media, so in the interest of getting both sides of the story, I gave Mr. Caribou a call and reprint his comment on this statement in its entirety:
She said WHAT? Oh, how nice for her! Why not just have a somewhat coherent energy policy? Or better yet, stick an oil rig in HER backyard, see how she likes it. Tell her to kiss my antlers, oh, and her sham of a show illustrated her lack of understanding of basic hunter protocols (link attached) Whatever, I'm going to go frolic in the arctic steppes while you all waste away your lives as office drones! Later!
*sigh* Wish I was a caribou.