Friday, March 16, 2012
Saint Patrick's Day is upon us, and our Irish president (who traces his family back to the aptly-named village of "Moneygall") is celebrating his roots by spreading the Blarney even thicker than usual.
Specifically, Barack O'Bama says he is now considering opening our nation's strategic oil reserves to help drive down the price of gasoline, and drive up his own plunging poll numbers.
While some might see this as pure politics and sham (or shamrock) policy,
Hope n' Change recognizes that keeping the strategic oil reserve intact is really only of value in case of a far-fetched emergency like the Strait of Hormuz being blocked, or Israel and Iran getting into a shooting war, or Arabs deciding they don't like America. And fortunately, since our Nobel Prize-winning president brought lasting peace to the Middle East, none of those things could possibly happen!
Still, it's odd that until now the president has insisted that there is no relationship between the availability of oil and the price of gas...a belief which has informed his decisions to prevent the Keystone XL pipeline, to shut down oil exploration and drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, and bring the issuing of new oil leases to a crawl.
But now he's out on the stump claiming that no one is a bigger proponent of drilling than he is, with the possible exception of Sandra Fluke.
Frankly, Hope n' Change is writing off all of this nonsense as just some good-natured St. Patrick's Day joshing by Mr. O'Bama - none of which should be taken seriously.
And all of which should be washed down with a significant quantity of green beer.