This fall, BP wil use a high-tech drill from a gravel island in the Beaufort Sea, it plans to reach two miles deep, turn and bore another six to eight miles horizontally to tap an oil reservoir in federal waters.
Obama came straight out of the blue this week with a decision to start up some crazy new offshore drilling campaign. It's an opportunity to ask some pretty substantive questions. Unfortunately, the media all had much better things to talk about.
I'm completely confused by the decision on offshore drilling, or at least by its timing. I can only come up with a few plausible reasons the President would support this, but none make real sense to me. Here are some lines of logic that some may support...
I don't see much evidence that those proposing ways to fix what isn't working about America understand what really needs to be done. My concern extends to the biggest "fix what's broken" manager America has: President Barack Obama.