Saturday, July 17, 2010

Seriously?

I finally read Rolling Stone's June 24th piece The Spill, the Scandal and the President today. I pulled a few sentences from the article, and added the bullet points and the graphics.

* Obama unveiled an aggressive push for new offshore drilling in the Arctic, the Southeastern seaboard and new waters in the Gulf, closer to Florida than ever before.



* Obama and Salazar appeared together at Andrews Air Force Base on March 31st to introduce the plan. The stagecraft was pure Rove in its technicolor militaristic patriotism.




* Two days later, Obama issued this statement:

"It turns out, by the way, that oil rigs today generally don't cause spills. They are technologically very advanced."

* Eighteen days later, on the eve of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the Deepwater Horizon rig went off like a bomb.



Hmm.

Offshore drilling? NOT THE ANSWER. It's time to speak up.

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