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Sunday, April 15, 2007

Palin Fights for Free-Market Ideals

I don't know why I didn't find this news report earlier (it probably had to do with my insanely busy life outside cyberspace), but it illustrates exactly the type of thinking that led me to believe that Gov. Palin should be considered as a national-level candidate

One of the main components of Palin's Alaska Gasline Inducement Act (AGIA) is a bidding process open to any company interested in building a natural gas pipeline through Alaska. However, the "big three" North Slope oil producers (Exxon Mobil, BP, ConocoPhillips) are fighting tooth and nail for a return to the policies of the previous administration, which would have allowed only these three companies to have been considered as builders.

Bravo to governor Palin for ensuring that the people of Alaska get the most bang for their buck when building this gasline. Any good conservative knows that the free market will always produce better results than an artificial, government-mandated monopoly, and Sarah Palin is obviously no exeption.

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