All I can say is, his opponent in the last election was worse.
Yesterday, the House Republicans caved in and got the measure erased from a budget bill that would allow drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, also known as ANWR. Despite the fact that the area where they would drill was designated for such activity and despite the Senate passing a similar measure....drilling in ANWR is dead .... for now.
The move against new drilling was led by leftist Congressman Charles Bass of New Hampshire. Said the "moderate" Republican: "Rather then reversing decades of protection for this publicly held land, focusing greater attention on renewable energy sources, alternate fuels, and more efficient systems and appliances would yield more net energy savings than could come from ANWR and would have a higher benefit on the nation's long-term economic leadership and security." Sounds like somebody faxed Howard Dean's talking points to Representative Bass' office by mistake.
On the one hand, politicians sit on their committees grilling oil executives about their profits and the high price of gasoline, yet when it comes time to actually doing something about it, like drilling for more oil...they stand in the way.
So the next time you fill your tank, remember it is the government keeping the price high, not oil companies.
yup yup its the oil companys fault