August 30th, 2008
10:03 AM ET
6 years ago

CNNMoney.com: The drill-down on Sarah Palin

John McCain's running mate supports drilling but she has also tangled with Big Oil.
John McCain's running mate supports drilling but she has also tangled with Big Oil.

(Fortune) – Within hours of Senator John McCain picking Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate, the talking heads of CNBC had coined a new term: "Palinomics." In a nutshell, the doctrine stands for expanding the search for domestic oil and gas as a solution to the energy crisis.

But while Palin might be a proponent of more drilling in Alaska, she's hardly a patsy of the oil industry. One theme at the Democratic convention was Republicans' cozy relationship with Big Oil. As Al Gore put it Thursday night, the industry has been "drilling [the GOP] for everything it's worth." But whatever you think of such a statement, it would be hard to say that about Sarah Palin.

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