Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Drill, baby, drill?

That chant by McCain, Palin and their supporters during the last election was dismissed as a stupid, overly simplistic and environmentally dangerous solution to "the energy crisis".

That was yesterday. Today:

In a reversal of a long-standing ban on most offshore drilling, President Obama is allowing oil drilling 50 miles off Virginia's shorelines. At the same time, he is rejecting some new drilling sites that had been planned in Alaska.

Obama's plan offers few concessions to environmentalists, who have been strident in their opposition to more oil platforms off the nation's shores. Hinted at for months, the plan modifies a ban that for more than 20 years has limited drilling along coastal areas other than the Gulf of Mexico.

Obama was set to announce the new drilling policy Wednesday at Andrews air base in Maryland.

I won't hold my breath until the media announces that either Palin was correct or Obama is now stupid, too.

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