Thursday, September 11, 2008
Speaker Pelosi has backbone removed. Shows signs of Weaselism.
As if having to deal with McSame and the Hockey Mom from Hell wasn't enough, the Democratic Speaker of the House has just emerged from Walter Reed Medical Center after having her spine removed. Evidently, the procedure went well... the only side effect being signs of weasel-like behavior.
Fom today's New York Times...
Democrats Reluctantly Embrace Offshore Drilling
By CARL HULSE
Published: September 11, 2008
WASHINGTON — For decades, opposition to new offshore oil drilling has been a core principle of Congressional Democrats, ranking in the party pantheon somewhere just below protecting Social Security and increasing the minimum wage.
But a concerted Republican assault over domestic oil production and the threat of political backlash from financially pressed motorists have Democrats poised to embrace a fundamental shift in energy policy.
Even more surprising, the turnabout is led by the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, who has a history of fighting oil drilling going back to the early days of her career in California.
Under a measure being assembled for a vote in the House next week, oil rigs could go up 50 miles from the shores of states that welcome drilling and 100 miles off any section of the United States coast — a stark reversal on an issue that has been a Democratic environmental touchstone since the 1980s.