As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Now THERE'S A Slip

He lets you know who the bosses are.

My friends, we have to drill off shore. We have to do it. It's out there and we can do it. And we can do that. The oil executives say within a couple of years we could be seeing results from it. So why not do it?

See, the oil executives say that we'll see results from drilling, and there's literally no more trustworthy a group than them. So why not give them what they want?

It's actually quite telling. Just like the energy task force in 2001 hiding away in Fourthbranch Cheney's office, McCain appeals to oil executives to set his energy policy. We know how that movie played out, right?

Gas prices in July 2000: $1.47/gal.
Gas prices today: $4.055/gal.

DWT has more. So does T.Boone Pickens, who is self-interested but also right:

I’m not a big believer. I think you’re going to get a rude awakening as to the value of the East and West coasts when it’s opened up and when it’s put up for sale. When it’s put up for sale, I think you’ll be surprised at the price you get for the tracts.

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