Video of Palin on Paul, Party Machinery, and Natural Resources

One of the News Challenge projects (the Knight contest that funds $5 million a year in innovative digital news delivery ideas) is the MTV News Street Team, where young journalists publish mobile phone video about the 2008 presidential election cycle.

Ian Rowe, vice president of Strategic Partnerships and Public Affairs for MTV, recently blogged about a February video by Dani Carlson with Alaska Governor Sarah Palin:

Back in February, on Super Tuesday, MTV News/Knight Foundation Street Teamer Dani Carlson did a Flixwagon mobile phone interview with Alaska Governor — and now presumptive Republican vice-presidential candidate — Sarah Palin, who had some interesting things to say about energy policy and the “party machinery.”

In this interview, Palin calls controversial Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul “cool.” “He’s a good guy,” she added. “He’s so independent. He’s independent of the party machine. I’m like, ‘Right on, so am I.’ “

She also spoke about Alaska’s natural resources, and urged the next president to look to her state for relief from the country’s reliance on foreign oil. “We have so much oil we are just sitting on,” she said. “We would be less reliant on foreign sources of energy [if we utilized that] — we need to have the ability to tap into it and produce for rest of the United States.”

Watch the entire video here.

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What do you think about this Governor Palin video about party machinery and using Alaska’s natural resources?