White House press secretary [and noted liar], Dana Perino, said Mr. Bush would urge Congress to “pass legislation lifting the Congressional ban on safe, environmentally friendly offshore oil drilling,” adding, “The president believes Congress shouldn’t waste any more time.”I'm glad that Ms. Perino and Mr. Bush are trying to get the Congress to move on safe and friendly drilling. I was worried that the Congress would start another war in the Middle East, fail to resolve the situation in Israel, and continue to antagonize Iran. Luckily, the Prez is ready to step in with his wisdom. Better yet, he's got lots of friends in Texas who are going to make piles of money with nice and clean drilling, unlike those Exxon bastards who spilled oil in Alaska.
Bottom Line: Offshore drilling is a dumb idea that will not lower prices by much (remember ethanol), but it will bring