Attention! Polar Bears!Former Alaska Governor and would-be vice-president/president/whatever Sarah Palin is coming after you in a big way! This isn't the first time, of course, because she even told George W. Bush to shove you off of the endangered species list. And even though your habitat is 93% ice floe way off the shores of Alaska, she's going to argue that you're not living on melting ice floes! And while she's plugging her new book on Rush Limbaugh, and every FOX news program, she'll be telling people that you're really not cute and cuddly, that you're vicious beasts, but that your meat tastes better than regular bear meat because you're white!
Probably one of the biggest slaps-in-the face the current administration has given to Sarah Palin:
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration said Thursday it is designating more than 200,000 square miles in Alaska and off its coast as "critical habitat" for polar bears, an action that could add restrictions to future offshore drilling for oil and gas.
Designation as critical habitat would not, in itself, bar oil or gas development, but would make consideration of the effect on polar bears and their habitat an explicit part of any government-approved activity.
However, if the polar bear became extinct...
Sarah Palin and her associate, Gov. Sean Parnell have said that the Endangered Species Act was "...being used as a way to shut down resource development along Alaska's northern coast." And Parnell said he does not intend to let that happen.
So, we'll be seeing a LOT more of Sarah Palin as she sidles next to the cover of her book as well as photo of a vicious lone polar bear eating as cute baby seal while standing on the shores of Juneau.