Monday, August 04, 2008

Democrats Have An Oil Problem

The Chicago Tribune's political blog, "The Swamp" takes an in-depth look at Nancy Pelosi's tortured logic behind her scuttling of a vote on offshore drilling, and the Wall Street Jounral editorializes on Barack Obama's flip-flop on the issue (apparently he supports offshore drilling now-- as long as he can blame any bill he signs on Congress).

Stratosphericaly high gas prices, a de facto recession, and a really, really, really unpopular Republican president should all put the offshore oil drilling issue right in the Democrats' wheelhouse. But they are flailing on this one, while McCain and the Republicans stay relentlessly on message.

Here we go again...
Pelosi's oil slick [The Swamp]

Obama's Drill Bit [Wall Street Journal]