Thursday, June 03, 2010

Bubbling Crude

I'm finding it hard to write about politics this week because I don't want to repeat all the same things. Besides, it's kind of a slow week in politics. Oil is muffling everything, and nothing gets through. I will say (again) that pinning the disaster or the slow reponse to Obama is fine UNLESS you're Republican, because it forces you to outline how you would have done it differently. If you're willing to argue that Obama should have seized BP's private property or taken over the company, fine. If you're willing to say that Obama should have rescinded the lease (granted during the Bush era) or held up drilling for a REAL envirnomental review to be done, great. Otherwise, you got nothin'. And if you're a Republican telling me I should feel this way, why should I listen to you? You are FOR BP.

Sarah Palin, whose Twitter feed I finally subscribed to yesterday, tweeted this:

Extreme Greenies:see now why we push"drill,baby,drill"of known reserves&promising finds in safe onshore places like ANWR? Now do you get it?
6:07 PM Jun 1st via Twitter for BlackBerry®
Poor little greenies!

Yes, Sarah been pretty consistant about this, alllll the way back to late March.

What we need is action — action that results in the job growth and revenue that a robust drilling policy could provide. And let’s not forget that while Interior Department bureaucrats continue to hold up actual offshore drilling from taking place, Russia is moving full steam ahead on Arctic drilling, and China, Russia, and Venezuela are buying leases off the coast of Cuba.
Haha! Gotcha! Wow, it's easier than it looks! Still you got to hand it so her. It's hard to clarify a three word slogan with a 140 character tweet. Of course she'd leave some stuff out. Maybe she ought to do more interviews!

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