Facebook Group: Plug the BP Oil Spill with Sarah Palin

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Disasters require out-of-the-box thinking, after all.

In a week’s time, more than 100,000 people have given a virtual thumbs up to a Facebook group that suggests the Gulf oil leak ought to be plugged with none other than former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The group’s growth comes on the heels of Palin’s own controversial Facebook posting suggesting environmentalists are to blame for the spill in the Gulf.

The pro Palin-plug argument: “We have been presented with the opportunity to not only plug the worst oil spill in U.S. history, but also the opportunity to finally find a purpose for Sarah Palin, the erstwhile former vice-presidential candidate and current $100,000-a-gig convention speaker.”

They also offer T-shirts, mugs and tote bags for the cause. The motto: Don a swimsuit. Become a hero. Save the Planet!

The group’s goal is to get to one million supporters. What happens then? Dunno, but we doubt Palin is going to say “You Betcha!” to this harebrained scheme.

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