Palin’s advocacy dovetails neatly with his wife’s No. 1 priority: forging a construction contract with private companies to transport natural gas from the North Slope to the Lower 48. The export of natural gas would presumably replace revenue from the state’s dwindling oil reserves, which funded 80 percent of the state budget last year.

Yes! Can you smell that change from McCain/Palin? I can! It smells like victory!

No, wait, sorry. Smells like fat bastards from energy companies wetting themselves with glee.