The Onion did one of their wonderful What Do You Think mock surveys on what people think of drilling in Alaska. One of the best responses:
“They’re drilling in the Alaskan wilderness? That’s too bad. Someone really ought to look into passing laws to put such places under federal protection so this doesn’t happen again.”
I used to think that there was only so far stupidity could push politics, but it just goes further and further and further. IF oil were found in Alaska, and IF it were ramped up to full production:
- a 1 percent increase in the amount of oil available to the US.
- 12 years until that oil is actually available in the US.
Bush’s response to this?
“Developing a small section of ANWR would not only create thousands of new jobs, but it would eventually reduce our dependence on foreign oil by up to a million barrels of oil a day.”
Well galldang. Ain’t he the man. *spit*