It's true, Obama did something right. Sure it could be better. He could have opened ANWR. But some drilling is better than none. And who knows, once his base sees that environmental disaster doesn't necessarily follow, we may get more. (as if Texas and Oklahoma aren't already proof that oil drilling doesn't ruin everything)
Bennett: ‘They’re not serious about this’ [Robert Costa]
Sen. Bob Bennett (R., Utah), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, tells National Review Online that President Obama’s proposal to open areas of the American coastline to oil and natural gas exploration is “more of this administration talking a good fight about moving toward domestic sources of energy.” Yet when “you get into the details,” he says, “they’re clearly moving as strongly as they can in the opposite direction.”
While the administration may act like it is moving to the political center on energy, Bennett says that “tucked away in the language of its policy are countless actions that make it all the more difficult” for exploration.
Big mistake, O. Not only will people notice when no drilling happens, but you've given me a chance to show that I will give (would have given) you credit when it's due.