Saturday, August 2, 2008

Finger To The Wind

You have got to hand it to Barack Obama, there apparently isn't a policy position that he has taken that he is not willing to change depending of the direction of the political winds. The latest change revolves around his position on offshore drilling, which was that generally he was opposed to allowing more to occur.

Not soon after the last GOP House member had left the floor yesterday afternoon after their "drill here, drill now" stunt, he announced that he is no longer taking the idea of offshore drilling off the table.
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Friday he would be willing to support limited additional offshore oil drilling if that’s what it takes to enact a comprehensive policy to foster fuel-efficient autos and develop alternate energy sources .Shifting from his previous opposition to expanded offshore drilling, the Illinois senator told a Florida newspaper he could get behind a compromise with Republicans and oil companies to prevent gridlock over energy.

Not quite on the level of his FISA flip but certainly the continuation of an ugly trend.

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