Saturday, February 14, 2009

Nice to see 'em bringin' in the experts there...

or, What was that about the Ascension ushering in a new Age of Reason, again...?

WASHINGTON — When George W. Bush was in power, Vice President Dick Cheney met behind closed doors with Texas oilmen to discuss energy policy. Now, with Democrats in control in the nation’s capital, the first speaker at the first hearing on offshore drilling was star Ted Danson.

I wonder, do the president or any of his cronies have even a trace of a sense of irony? Ever since the campaign got cranked up last year, they boasted that they'd give reason and logic a prominent place in government policies involving the hard sciences. Obama gets elected and who do they bring in to talk about offshore drilling? Sam Malone? It doesn't surprise me, but it is disgusting. Call me crazy, but I'd trust those Texas oilmen before any airheaded TV star, that much is for sure. I don't know why so many of the leftists automatically assume the oilmen don't give a damn about the environmental impact of oil drilling. Seriously, isn't it sheer and unmitigated lunacy to think the oil companies don't care about the bad PR that comes from things like oil spills and such? The first thing I thought when I read this was, "Next thing you know they'll bring in Rosie O'Donnell to talk about why we need more restrictive gun control laws." Of course, the most disgusting thing about all this is that they'll get a pass on this particular move, and all the rest of them too.