Richard S. wrote:The point is devil any oil is a start, you have to start somewhere.
No argument on trying every alternative to oil, including tax incentives for coal. My argument is with McCain's use of this issue as an insulting way of trying to scare up votes. We all know that offshore drilling will amount to a mere "drop in the bucket" (pardon the pun) & will have virtually no effect on gasoline prices & our dependence on foreign oil, but only McCain is lying to us about it's real importance. All other candidates are being honest about it but McCain is not.
McCain has been against
offshore drilling for many years, until his campaign seized on it as a smart political tactic & he flip-flopped to join his buddy Bush & accomplish another goal that will really only help big oil make even more money!
It's just another "Talking Point" from the McCain/Bush camp. They figure that chanting 'Drill Now" is short enough for even us idiots to remember & sounds great for the TV cameras!