Tuesday, August 19, 2008

McCain and the Oil Rig

John McCain spoke from an oil rig today. This speaking engagement was delayed by hurricane Dolly in July so he had to wait to get out in front of the press to say that more offshore drilling was the answer. I have two things to say about this; 1) This oil field didn't start producing until 10 years after it's discovery and 2) Hurricanes routinely force workers off the rigs and stop drilling/pumping in addition to delaying candidates from stumping on them. If trends continue for more hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and we are more dependent on oil drilled from said Gulf won't we have more instances of shut down if not damaged rigs?

You can find Sen. Obama's energy plan here.
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