Gas prices are now a top concern of voters and Barack Obama’s Dr. No approach to increasing domestic oil supply (and almost every other idea on the production side) has even Democrats nervous. So why not switch positions and come out for “responsible energy development” and “environmentally safe drilling”?
It seems like a no-brainer. If he can change on FISA, NAFTA, Kyl-Lieberman, Iran, the surge (sort of), guns, abortion, campaign financing, corporate taxes, the payroll tax cap, his devotion to Reverend Wright and Trinity United Church, unconditional meetings with Ahmadinejad, and an “undivided” Jerusalem, why not this? I figure it’ll take a couple of weeks (or until gas hits $5 a gallon, which ever comes first).
Whoa — after writing the above I see in this morning’s Wall Street Journal that Congressional Democrats are leaving open the possibility of off-shore drilling. And those mind-rays are working on an Illinois Senator (the other one, but not bad) who says, ” I’m open to drilling and responsible production.” See!