Speaking on an oil derrick site recently, John McCain delivered extraordinarily good news to the beleaguered gasoline-consuming public as he explained why we must drill offshore. His information was received from – ta dah – the oil companies. Although his position is a hoax and loaded with myths, that didn’t stop him from swinging toward supporting off-shore coastal drilling.
Electing McCain as president will add four more years to the ability of oil companies to rip off and mislead the American consumer while generating more record profits. To date, his campaign – in the 2008 election cycle – has received $1,394,033 in contributions, and his campaign has been loaded with individuals who have lobbied for oil companies.
Something else that shouldn’t surprise anyone is the surge in oil industry support for McCain’s candidacy since he announced his support for expanded drilling offshore in June.
The questioner in the video uses the word “require”, so I am assuming that those who will defend McCain will latch onto that statement and argue that of course we won’t
I will repeat this again – the government’s own Energy Information Agency (EIA) indicates that drilling offshore and in ANWR would not have any impact for about 10 years. The only “quick-fix” at this point is to release oil from the reserves.
So McCain will continue to rake in huge oil company donations and continue to push offshore drilling, and, why not? The same umbilical cord that attaches Bush and Cheney to big oil now attaches John McCain in the same way.