The pressure of election and the reality of $130. a barrel oil have revealed a lot of oil illiteracy amoung politicans. The catch phrase, “drill, drill, drill” is asinine, as it assumes there is plenty of oil just waiting to be extracted and environmental concerns are a charade.
Todays illiteracy reminds me of something Sen. Barry Goldwater said during the oil crisis of the 70’s. No doubt pressured to “do something” Goldwater told reporters,” there are Congressmen up here that can’t spell oil”.
This week-end I went to a family reunion in North Carolina. While there, a conversation come up about oil prices. One of the ole mountain boys declared, “we need to drill and find new sources of energy at the same time”. I thought, that’s profound. Why, we need him in Washington. There’s not too many who think that straight up there.