July 09, 2008
This is truly pathetic, even by Senate GOP standards:
Senate Republicans have dropped the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from their energy policy discussions, focusing instead on persuading Democrats to lift a moratorium on offshore drilling.
The decision to drop the ANWR proposal comes as both the House and the Senate are considering legislation intended to respond to the rising cost of gasoline. The two chambers are considering a number of different proposals, including legislation that would clamp down on speculation in the oil commodities markets, which is suspected of forcing prices upward for consumers.
It's nice that they've decided to support Sen. McCain, but should they support him over the wishes of their constituents.
Exit question: Does anyone else find it ironic that the GOP politician with the most balls on this issue doesn't actually have them?
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