Democrats and oil and gas
Big Lizards asked Is Stupid the new Cool for Democrats?
He discusses some Reuter’s reporting, some Durbin discussion, and takes issue with both. It is quite well developed and well written.
Thus, if we take Durbin’s comments seriously (and why should we? it’s Dick Durbin), the deal Senate Democrats offer is that they’ll graciously allow oil companies to drill where the oil is — on the outer continental shelf (OCS) — but only if they agree to also drill where the oil isn’t… in the dry holes they’re currently leasing.