The Discerning Texan
-- Edmund Burke
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Slowly but Surely, McCain comes around on Drilling
But I say: better late than never; especially given the news that 67% of the American public is firmly behind drilling offshore and in "protected areas", and believe that doing so will help to lower gas prices, according to Rasmussen (including some 57% identifying themselves as "Moderates" and 50% calling themselves "Liberals"):
Say it with feeling, John...
Republican Sen. John McCain:“For Senator Obama, the solution to every problem and the answer to every challenge is a new tax. And he is convinced that a 1970’s-style windfall profits tax is just what America needs in the 21st century.”I could almost hear Ronald Reagan’s voice reading those words.
Look, McCain is late to the table on offshore drilling.
But he’s there now and I seriously doubt Democratic Sen. Barack Obama will come here; we don’t serve arugula or gorgonzola here.
In a speech scheduled for 2 p.m. at Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo., McCain laid out his energy plan:“In the short term, this requires more domestic production, especially in the Outer Continental Shelf. We need to encourage production in ways that are consistent with sensible standards of environmental protection. And in states that permit exploration, there must be a sharing of benefits between state and federal governments. But as a matter of fairness to the American people, we must assure affordable fuel for America by increasing domestic production.”
ps - please cut the crap about mankind impacting "Climate Change" (don't flatter yourself...); this is a far better (and truthful) sales pitch.