Wednesday, June 18, 2008

McCain: Environmental Confusion or Smart Move?

It’s certainly a flip-flop from his past stance on “windfall profits” on the oil producers and the decision to support offshore drilling, but so what? Personally, I happen to agree with both of McCain’s reversals. Offshore drilling certainly won’t have any immediate impact whatsoever on gas prices, but are the objections to this method of extraction justified? Why exactly is there a huge “No Zone” around most of the United States? Increasing domestic production seems to make a lot of sense in view of the rapidly growing global demand.

Update: More on the political take from the left.