Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Just Say No.

From the Los Angeles Times, this account of an awful idea that won't do a goddamn thing to make us energy independent and is yet another doomed attempt to get a drooling band of GOP Confederates to play nice:

President Obama, after delaying and deliberating for a year, unveiled a controversial offshore drilling plan Wednesday that was driven largely by the politics of his agenda on energy and climate change -- not by hopes of changing the nation's energy supply.
As a presidential candidate, Obama was attacked by Republicans for not supporting all-out expansion of offshore drilling. And one of his administration's first acts after he took office last year was to cancel the long-term offshore plans President George W. Bush had released at the end of his tenure.
But now, the White House sees its new drilling plan as a way to curry favor with Republicans and moderate Democrats whose support will be critical if Obama is to steer his energy and climate change legislation through Congres

Add this to Obama's recent trial balloons regarding nuclear energy and "clean" coal and I've got to ask: what's up with that bipartisanship fetish and where's the green?

More here.

BeltwayBlips: vote it up!

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