August 28, 2008 | National Review Online

Harry Reid: Offshore Drilling is “snake oil” and “quackery”

Quite a convention speech from the majority leader. [H/t John McCormack at the Standard.]  I love how the Democrats keep selectively citing their new favorite oil man, T. Boone Pickens.  Reid takes pains to note that 'T. Boone Pickens said it right: 'We can't drill our way out of this crisis.''  But that is because the problem — diminishing supplies and heightening demand — is bigger than can be cured by drilling; it is not remotely a claim that drilling is not a big part of a comprehensive solution.  That's why Pickens also says we have to 'drill, drill, drill.'   I wonder if Reid would say we shouldn't have a guest-worker program because we can't register our way out of the illegal immigration crisis.

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