It is a cruel hoax being played for all its political drama by a desperate GOP left by a failed and corrupt Bush administration with nothing else to run on. Gingrich GOPers new $$$-maker 'Drill here-Drill now' . . . It's really about the Bushies dwindling window of opportunity to pay its Big Oil patrons by giving them control of more federal land leases . . . and the price is more campaign money from Big Oil Industry Gushed Money After Reversal on Drilling Still, a lie is a lie is a lie, until by some magical Rovian metamorphosis it isn't . . .
They're so desperate that Johnny "you kids stay off my lawn" McBush even dragged his poor wannabe Ms. Buffalo Chip off to the desert for some photo-ops Senator McChicken goes to the desert to promote coastal drilling . . . poor Ms. Chips McCain Offers His Old Lady To Gas-Guzzling Bikers
And on the local scene in LA01, Steve Scalise has nothing to lose so he ratchets up his empty bullshit and admits he and the rest of'em are shilling for Big Oil Support Big Oil - means money in the campaign bank . . . Actually "we're afraid to go home", so we'll just have a Washington sit-in during summer break . . .GOP floor revolt over inaction continues
And his Alaska travel buddy, Michelle "you gotta love her"Bachmann, possibly the craziest BREAKING NEWS: Michelle Bachmann Still Insane of the oil hucksters, now claims that Alaska's ANWR is the perfectest place to drill for oil Michelle Bachmann - ANWR - Drill Here, Drill Now ; and screw the environment because Jesus saved the earth 2000 years ago. TPM: Bachmann To Environmentalists: Jesus a;ready saved planet [I always thought Jesus was in the business of saving people.]
The best thing that could happen in LA01 is for Michelle to come on down to help her buddy Steve. General Batshittery from Scalise travel buddy Michelle Bachmann She's already helped George at the Custard Shop Found in Michele Bachmann’s Diary « The Fruit Fly So now she can help Cheney and Steve . . .
Elsewhere, even though Big Oil is exporting millions of barrels of oil products on a regular basis because they can get more $$$ by selling to foreigners US Oil Exports at Record High Drudge Retort and United States Oil - exports - Economy ; and even though the public is growing tired of the on-going canard being played out GOP Incumbents Learn The Cost Of Shilling for Big Oil , the GOPers are determined to ride this horse 'til it drops House Republicans drill point home over break- NOLA.com . . .
And we saw just last week, in the Georgia-Russia nightmare, just how far the GOPers are willing to go Neocon Nuts Call For U.S. To Launch War With Russia to keep from being tossed out in November TPM Beware Cheney-McCain on Georgia-Russia and begin facing criminal investigations . . . Just remember, it was Georgia that started the spat, not Russia, and Georgia would/could not have acted unless it had US support . . GOPers are capable of anything . . . even stirring up another war to save their sorry Texasses . . Truthdig - Georgia War a Neocon Election Ploy?
As for building up the gas supply, here's a suggestion. Everyone in the GOP can eat a couple of cans of Bush Baked Beans just before they descend on Minneapolis . . . . Groups predict prostitution spike at RNC - That should be a ton'o'fun . . .
Endnote: For one of the better summaries on the McCain flip-flop-flip-flopping on the Big Oil slick, read McCain -Changing Lanes: The New Yorker . . .