Wednesday, July 23, 2008


My Friends In Big Tobacco Tell Me Cigarettes Cure Polio

So John McCain has decided to follow in the steps of Bush once again and endorse the plan for off-shore drilling. And on whose credible testimony is he basing this policy?

“My friends, we have to drill off shore. We have to do it. It’s out there and we can do it. And we can do that. The oil executives say within a couple of years we could be seeing results from it. So why not do it?”

Yes, those would be the same oil executives who funneled cash into global warming denial groups until it became unprofitable and gave each other $400 million retirement packages while the country paid $5/gallon after Katrina. And they're only throwing their support behind a program that would, at the very least, provide them with a new source of government welfare even if it doesn't yield sufficient amounts of oil. I know, I'm amazed, too.

But then again, we all know that it's Obama who's to blame for high oil prices. Classy, John. Why not blame him for Crocs while we're at it?

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