Archive for August, 2008
Once again Obama proves that he will bring the change we can all believe in. And you heard it here. I knew that he would change his position, I just wasn’t sure how he would justify the change. Well, here it is:
Shifting from his previous opposition to expanded offshore drilling, the Illinois senator told a Florida newspaper he could get behind a compromise with Republicans and oil companies to prevent gridlock over energy…
“My interest is in making sure we’ve got the kind of comprehensive energy policy that can bring down gas prices,” Obama said in an interview with The Palm Beach Post.
“If, in order to get that passed, we have to compromise in terms of a careful, well thought-out drilling strategy that was carefully circumscribed to avoid significant environmental damage — I don’t want to be so rigid that we can’t get something done.”
Maybe he should try telling that to Nancy Pelosi and the other Democrats who decided to simply turn off the televisions, electricity and air conditioning to prevent the House from voting on offshore drilling before they took their vacation. Hate to say “I told you so” but I did.