Archive for the ‘energy policy’ category

Ignore ‘Annie Oakley’ Palin — Pay attention to ‘quick draw’ McCain

August 31, 2008

Sarah Palin is a decorative distraction that John McCain has inserted into the presidential race.

The announcement of Palin as the McCain’s VP should really come as no surprise.  It smacks of Karl Rove’s usual strategy of pandering to the right-wind party base in order to get McCain elected. It is also a signal of just how desperate McCain was feeling at the conclusion of the Democrat’s highly successful convention.

The selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate also says a lot about McCain’s judgment in that he would pick a  snowmobiling beauty queen  from a small state with no national or international experience.   John McCain wants to be president and he will cynically use and abuse anyone he can to achieve his ambition.  This includes plucking a woefully underprepared governor from the backwoods of Alaska and thrusting her willynilly into the national spotlight.  After meeting her just once prior to offering her the job, John  McCain decided Sarah Palin is his “soulmate and partner”.   (more…)

Hurricanes Rita and Katrina spilled almost as much oil as the Exxon Valdez

July 16, 2008

Yep,  you heard that talking points from all drill-drill-drill enthusiasts, including John McCain and Mitch McConnell, that ‘not a drop’ of oil was spilled during the Hurricane Rita and Katrina disasters.

What a load of horse-pucky!

Of course what got spilled wasn’t just a drop — it was more like 9 million gallons, which almost reaches the record set by the Exxon Valdez disaster when 10.8 million gallons of oil were spilled in the pristine coastal waters of Prince William Sound in Alaska.  But the Katrina/Rita spills didn’t come from one big source, like a leaking supertanker.  The Katrina/Rita spills came from multiple sources and were spread over the entire Gulf coastal region, impacting not only wildlife but also homes, businesses and schools. (more…)