So can this finally put to rest the ridiculous notion that former 1/2 term governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, knows anything about energy? After all, she did say it was 100% safe and that there was no reason to further study the environmental impact of off-shore drilling. This new spill in the Gulf is likely to exceed the Exxon Valdez in sheer destruction. Heckuva job, Palin! How's that drilly thing working out for ya?