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“Mr. President, when should I expect the call?” asked Miss Palin, who racked up several insults over the years from HBO host Bill Maher, a million-dollar donor to the Obama re-election campaign.

“I’m not expecting your super PAC to return the money. You´re going to need every dime to hang on to your presidency. I’m not even really expecting a call. But would it be too much to expect a little consistency? After all, you’re president of all Americans, not just the liberals,” she adds.

“Interesting that the Dems thought they had a big winner on this whole ‘war against women’ thing, but it’s the people on the right who are gleefully keeping it alive now,” observes “Instapundit” and Pajamas Media contributor Glenn Reynolds.

GOWN ACTIVISM

When graduates at Michigan Technological University step forward to receive their diplomas next month, they’ll wear caps and gowns made of Repreve, a yarn made from recycled plastic water bottles. The campus is pleased: It takes 27 plastic water bottles to make the yarn for one gown, and with a thousand grads, some 27,000 empty bottles “will be put to use instead of into the landfill,” the university says.

“It’s part of our strategic plan to enhance our commitment to sustainability, so this is a great demonstration of our efforts,” says Beth Pollins, assistant to the vice president of student affairs at the campus.

Caps and gown cost $32 each. After commencement, organizers have advised grads to just go ahead and recycle their wardrobe.

POLL DU JOUR

• 79 percent of Americans favor requiring better fuel efficiency for vehicles; 67 percent of Republicans and 88 percent of Democrats agree.

• 69 percent overall favor more federal funding for research on wind, solar and hydrogen energy; 52 percent of Republicans and 81 percent of Democrats agree.

• 65 percent overall favor allowing more oil and gas drilling in U.S. waters; 89 percent of Republicans and 50 percent of Democrats agree.

• 46 percent overall favor giving tax cuts to energy companies for oil and gas exploration; 61 percent of Republicans and 38 percent of Democrats agree.

• 44 percent overall favor increased use of nuclear power; 54 percent of Republicans and 37 percent of Democrats agree.

Source: A Pew Research Center for the People & the Press survey of 1,503 U.S. adults conducted March 7-11

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