Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Hoist by his own petard

You have to think that someone upstairs just doesn't like John McCain, and is trying -- in ever less subtle ways -- to tell him that.

From ThinkProgress:

In announcing his newfound support for offshore drilling, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) consistently touts the safety of offshore oil exploration. “[I]t’s safe enough these days that not even Hurricanes Katrina and Rita could cause significant spillage,” he said recently. To make his case, McCain was scheduled to helicopter tomorrow to an oil rig in the Gulf Coast.

But it seems even McCain is fearful of being caught on an offshore oil rig during rough weather. Jonathan Martin reports:

Just over an hour after finalizing plans to visit an oil rig tomorrow, the McCain campaign has cancelled the visit.“The meeting with Governor Jindal has been postponed and we are cancelling the trip to the rig due to weather,” said spokesman Michael Goldfarb. […]

The campaign declined to comment any further about the quick decision to spike the trip other than to cite the weather.

Ironically, the “weather” of concern is the strengthening Hurricane Dolly, which has been bumped up to a category 2 hurricane (Katrina was rated a category 5) with winds up to 100 miles per hour. Today, Dolly made landfall in Texas.

Nothing "ironic" about it. It's Pat Robertson's Gawd, but with a less welcome message for McCain and the Rethuglicans....


At 6:10 PM, Blogger Jim White said...

Hey, Arne. Believe it or not, a new poll released today shows that 54% of the public understand that drilling in protected areas won't decrease gas prices. Wow, the public does see through the BS now and then.


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