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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Senator Evan Bayh Confirms That Barack Obama Does Not Support Offshore Drilling

"[Barack Obama] believes [offshore drilling] is not really the short-term or long-term answer to the problem." -- Senator Evan Bayh

Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN)
MSNBC's "Morning Joe"
August 6, 2008

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough: "Let me bring in Evan Bayh and give him a chance to talk about this also -- offshore oil drilling. The Obama campaign criticized John McCain for flip-flopping on oil drilling and then a week later, the Obama campaign flip-flopped on oil drilling. Why?"

Senator Evan Bayh: "Well, I don't think he has flip-flopped at all, Joe. You don't have to listen to the politicians about this. You can listen to people like Boone Pickens who has made billions of dollars in the oil industry. He has said very clearly, we can't drill our way out of this problem. You can listen to Charlie's fellow governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, a pretty straight shooting guy, who says that anybody who says we can drill our way out of this problem is not being straight with the American people."

Scarborough: "What is Barack Obama's position on offshore oil drilling because a lot of people are confused?"

Senator Bayh: "He believes it is not really the short-term or long-term answer to the problem."

Watch Senator Evan Bayh On "Morning Joe"

1 comment:

Jaxon said...

I just ran across this interesting article "Drill Here, Drill Now," that delivered a number of interesting points about offshore drilling. One interesting fact is that 620,500 barrels of oil ooze organically from North America's ocean floors each year, compared to the average 6,555 barrels that oil companies have spilled annually since 1998. It's an interesting article and i suggest you read it.