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May 2, 2010 5:19 PM

Palin calls oil spill 'tragic' and defends offshore drilling

Gulf of Mexico oil spill or not, Sarah Palin on Saturday defended offshore drilling as an essential component of U.S. energy security. Speaking to a crowd of mostly Republicans in Independence, Mo., the former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate called the oil spill "very tragic" but added: "I want our country to be able to trust the oil industry."

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