The Disaster of a Trump Presidency Begins with Appointment of Sarah Palin as Interior Secretary


Donald Trump has previously declared that there would be a place in his cabinet for Sarah Palin.  Trump’s justification for giving such an uneducated, inexperienced person such an important job was the number of Facebook followers!  Trump said:

“She’s really somebody who knows what’s happening. She’s a special person. She’s really a special person. And I think people know that and she’s got a following that’s unbelievable,” he continued. (Palin has more than 4 million Facebook followers.)  Now that Trump has been elected President,he is focusing on his appointments for his cabinet.  He is considering Sarah Palin for Interior Secretary.

Trump, the anti-establishment candidate, is already doing the same thing he complained about during his campaign.  He is seriously considering appointment of those who supported him during the campaign, rather than those  who are most competent to fill a position.  Sarah Palin is the perfect example of appointment of political allies instead of the most competent people.

The U.S. Department of the Interior “uses sound science to manage and sustain America’s lands, water, wildlife, and energy resources, honors our nation’s responsibilities to tribal nations, and advocates for America’s island communities.”  “As keepers of our nation’s legacy, we manage the resources in our care to benefit Americans now and in the future.” The current Interior Secretary is Sally Jewell.

Secretary Jewell has said:  “Every day, I think about this phrase: ‘We don’t inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.’

“My job is to take the long-view.”

As Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell leads an agency with more than 70,000 employees. Interior serves as steward for approximately 20 percent of the nation’s lands, including national parks, national wildlife refuges, and other public lands; oversees the responsible development of conventional and renewable energy supplies on public lands and waters; is the largest supplier and manager of water in the 17 Western states; and upholds trust responsibilities to the 567 federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.  Sarah Palin has no experience managing significant numbers of employees.  Her most recent jobs requried her to read a script.


Compare Jewell’s experience with Palin’s.  Prior to her confirmation, Jewell served in the private sector, most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer of Recreation Equipment, Inc. (REI). Jewell joined REI as Chief Operating Officer in 2000 and was named CEO in 2005. During her tenure, REI nearly tripled in business to $2 billion and was consistently ranked one of the 100 best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine.  Before joining to REI, Jewell spent 19 years as a commercial banker, first as an energy and natural resources expert and later working with a diverse array of businesses that drive our nation’s economy. Trained as a petroleum engineer, Jewell started her career with Mobil Oil Corp. in the oil and gas fields of Oklahoma and the exploration and production office in Denver, Colo. where she was exposed to the remarkable diversity of our nation’s oil and gas resources.  Her degree is in mechanical engineering, and she actually worked on components for the Alaska Pipeline.


Trump probably thinks that Interior Secretary would be a good place to park Sarah Palin since he doesn’t believe protecting the environment is important.  He has called human-caused climate change a “hoax.” He has vowed to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency “in almost every form.”  With Trump at the helm, the world may have no way to avoid the most devastating consequences of global warming, including rising sea levels, extreme droughts and food shortages, and more powerful floods and storms.  Mr. Trump has already vowed to “cancel” last year’s Paris climate agreement, which commits more than 190 countries to reduce their emissions of planet-warming carbon dioxide pollution, and to dismantle the Clean Power Plan, Mr. Obama’s domestic climate change regulations.

“If Trump steps back from that, it makes it much less likely that the world will ever meet that target, and essentially ensures we will head into the danger zone,” said Michael Oppenheimer, a professor of geosciences and international affairs at Princeton University and a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which produces global reports on the state of climate science.  His appointment of Sarah Palin as Interior Secretary would signal the inevitability of that disaster.

Scientific reports released over the last two years have concluded that the measurable warming of the planet because of human activities has already begun. This year is on track to be the hottest on record, blasting past the previous records set in 2015 and 2014.  Yet, Sarah Palin believes that climate change is a hoax.  She differs from 97% of scientists.



  Today, the amount of carbon dioxide is higher than at any time in the last 650,000 years. And the Earth’s average temperature is increasing faster than ever before.  The facts about global warming are indisputable.
  • Average sea level is expected to rise 1 – 4 feet before the end of this century – and perhaps as much as 6.6 feet (if, as some models predict, the rate of ice melting from Greenland and Antarctica increases).
  • In 1910 Glacier National Park was home to more an estimated 150 glaciers. That number has now shrunk to less than 30. This national park is expected to eventually lose all its glaciers. This is only one example of glacial melt that is occurring all over the world.
  • The current pace of global average temperature rise puts approximately 25 to 35 percent of plant and animal species at increased risk of extinction.
  • Rain forest destruction contributes to climate change. That’s because trees store carbon dioxide as they grow. Clearing and burning forests releases large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
  • The world’s coral reefs are in the midst of a global mass die off. The coral bleaching event could destroy 5 percent of all reefs. This is extremely detrimental to the already diminished coral population that took a massive hit during the 1998 El Nino.
    Even bacteria in the oceans are growing and posing an increased risk to human health as waters heat up.


Climate change is not a future problem, but rather one that we are actively dealing with.  Surprise, surprise: Last month was the hottest August ever recorded, marking the 11th straight month that global heat records have been shattered, according to NASA data.  August had a global average surface temperature of about 1.76 degrees Fahrenheit above average, NASA said. It also tied with July as the warmest month ever recorded since record-keeping began in 1880.

We are well on our way to the warmest year recorded.”If deemed the hottest year ever, 2016 will be the third year in a row to boast this unfortunate title.

Global warming is ALREADY CAUSING:

More frequent and severe weather

Higher death rates

Dirtier air

Higher wildlife extinction rates

More acidic oceans

Higher sea levels

Two days ago we were faced with the unimaginable reality that Donald Trump would be the next President of the United States.  After two days in mourning, we had convinced ourselves that our country would survive four bad years, and we’d make sure it never happened again.  However if Sarah Palin is appointed to protect the environment of America, and thereby planet earth, we may never recover.  We can’t laugh about the stupidity of Sarah Palin any longer.  We must speak out today!  Call your Republican Senators and Representatives and implore them to use any powers of persuasion they might have with Donald Trump.  Please don’t entrust the future of our planet to Sarah Palin.


12 thoughts on “The Disaster of a Trump Presidency Begins with Appointment of Sarah Palin as Interior Secretary

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  1. Sarah will do a good job like always. Today trump is working on a plan to subsidze a new type of high tech car. The car runs on burning tires and coal.

    Anyone who buys one gets a free stay at a trump hotel. The government will obviously reimburse trump.

    We are going to yellow stone national park today to figure out where to start drilling. Todd bought a used boat from exon. The valdez will be back in service soon. He is looking for a drunk captain to be in charge.

    Tommorow we are going to fort knox to get truck loads of gold. Putin is helping out. He promised to store it for free.

    Putin is also helping trump out financially. He is buying all of our nukes. he is paying 3 for a dollar. Putin promised trump he will be nice.Trump really knows how to negotiate a deal.

    I am working on next years state of the union address. Trump will tweet it to congress if he remembers.

    All is going as planned.

    Trump/ Nobody Left 2020

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    1. painchipeater,
      You are such a blessing! You make me laugh when it seems there is nothing to laugh about! I hear that Putin is willing to make Trump a great deal on some coal for the new cars, and Trump himself is using the tires from all the cars his kids drove. He has told the Mexicans that they will pay for the rest of the tires!


  2. Malia – Interior? Trump is off the rails with his proposed appointments. He is not going to drain the pond because he has lobbyists and people in CEO positions on his transition team. So, he is doing exactly what he said he wouldn’t do.

    It is doubtful Sarah would make it through a confirmation hearing unless she had the questions in advance. Would she report to work for 4 years? No. She isn’t that good of an actress to pull it off. Not for 4 years! She is too lazy! She hasn’t gotten her lazy ass off the sofa and gone to a regular 9-5 job since 2009. Seven years she has been playing the role of a fake politician and during those 7 years she hasn’t learned a damn thing! She remains uneducated. She knows nothing about the US government, the constitution, the economy, she is blind to climate change, and she is a phony with no credentials An Interior Secretary position calls for someone who knows what the Dept. of Interior does. Sarah is so stupid she probably thinks its about gas and oil. Sarah gave out cookies to Alaskan natives when they needed monetary help! And if she were appointed to the Dept. of Interior, does she know or understand the department administers “programs relating to Native American, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, territorial affairs, and insular areas of the United States”? She can’t relate to people and that position needs someone who is knowledgeable. Sarah is NOT educated. She is a dunce.
    Could she handle working with a large staff of people? NO! She can’t manage her own life, let alone a staff of 100’s of people.

    it could be worse – Trump could be considering her for an ambassador position or a position in Homeland Security or Justice.

    But, can you imagine that skanky dressed high pitched voiced moron at a meeting with people who have worked there for eons and there’s Sarah Palin in her power suit expecting everyone to bow down to her! Good god! This whole thing is laughable but at the same time I want to cry!


  3. She in that position scares me far less than Carson in health services or GOD FORBID Rudy as Atty Gen. At least Sarah respects land, grew up hunting for only position reasons, and has no problem taxing the shit out of oil companies so they’re not just pillaging land for free.


    1. ‘carey the troll’ Stop with your drivel, you don’t know any of the Palins. What is your purpose here? You bring nothing but lies and innuendo. Your speculations about all things Palin(that is exactly what you are doing) is like your book of dreams.


  4. The Trump ™ cabinet will be composed of a broad spectrum of commonsense conservatives. The bestest and the brighty-est. Starting with batshit crazy Rudy G. and ending with batshit crazy Newtie G. Lots of fruitcakes and nut bars in between. Yes, there’s a definite place for Sarah in that bag of Trump ™ trail mix. But there’s a place for Ted Nugent, David Duke, Alex Jones, Chachi, Ben Carson, and Katrina Pierson, also too.

    After the Russian national anthem and invocation, the first Trump ™ cabinet meeting comes to order. All present are proudly wearing patriotic Trump ™ “stars and bars” flag pins. The Donald hands each of them an autographed can of Trump ™ gold spray paint, and encourages them to create patriotic racist graffiti on all surfaces including each other. The group then enjoys munching on Trump ™ wormwood and Trump ™ peyote, and toasts their dear leader with Trump ™ mazel tov cocktails. After a long and hard group groping, the meeting is adjourned.

    The location of the next meeting hasn’t been determined. Most likely it’ll be in the Trump ™ White House. But it could be in the Trump ™ Washington Monument, Trump ™ Lincoln Memorial, Trump ™ Jefferson Memorial, Trump ™ MLK Memorial, Trump ™ Veteran’s Memorial, or Trump ™ Capitol Rotunda. Weather permitting, it might even be somewhere on the Trump ™ National Mall. Stay tuned.


  5. Who will he select to replace her when she quits? When you select Sarah, you need a backup, because Sarah doesn’t do……..anything except whine and quit.


  6. (G. Rice): “…you don’t know any of the Palins.”
    Do you?
    Small business experience (fishing). Elected and re-elected Mayor. Elected Governor. Negotiated with oil companies. Challenged the Republican old-boy network. Knows the Constitution better than Biden (watch the 2008 VP candidates’ debate. Biden claimed that Article I specifies the powers of the Executive branch), AGW skeptic? She’s in good company: Freeman Dyson, Nir Shaviv, Murray Salby, Ivar Giaver (search videos on youtube), Ian Plimer, Steve McIntyre (Climate Audit). In other words, an independent mind (unlike the people who parrot “97% consensus” and can’t tell you whence that number comes).


  7. I hoped Trump would offer Interior Sec. to Palin, just for the fireworks when watermelon (green on the outside, red on the inside) heads explode.
    Of course, the bureaucracy will sabotage all Trump policies, just as the CIA and State did to Bush II. Let them expose themselves. There’s no friendly AG to shield them now.

    I predict an epidemic of government hard drive crashes before Jan 21.

    PS. I support ZPG, legal abortion to the end of the fifth trimester (think about it), and environmental protection, so careful you don’t pre-judge the opposition.


  8. I don’t feel Sarah Palin is any worse than Obama’s Sally Jewell, who started her career with Mobil Oil Corp. She worked in the oil and gas fields of Oklahoma, exploiting our nation’s oil and gas resources. She’s a big oil person that had no real experience. If Global warming is true then why did Obama hire an oil person?!


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