"Sarah Palinâs debut op-ed piece in the Washington Post, âThe âCap And Taxâ Dead Endâ is a dizzying display of conflation, mixing carbon emissions policies with energy independence policies to such an extent that she seems to have just cut and paste a bunch of recycled campaign talking points about how much energy resources Alaska has. Aside from that distraction, she did actually manage some harsh words of criticism in her piece about the cap-and-trade plan: â¦I believe it is an enormous threat to our economy. It would undermine our recovery over the short term and would inflict permanent damage. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/13/AR2009071302852.html So at least one thing is clear, Palin does not support a cap-and-trade energy plan. Or does she? She supported and endorsed a cap-and trade plan just about a year ago while running for Vice President." I seem to recall that John McCain and Sarah Palin were going to establish a market-based system to curb greenhouse gas emissions, mobilize innovative technologies, and strengthen the economy. They proposed a cap-and-trade system that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions while encouraging the development of low-cost compliance options during their Presidential campaign: http://www.seethroughthepodium.org/issues/climate/environment_mccain.pdf During the VP debate, she was asked by the moderator, "Do you support capping carbon emissions?" PALIN: "I do. I do." She states her support quite clearly. So what happened in the time between then and now that she decided to completely reverse her position? And why then, in her op-ed did she not mention that astounding revelation once?