Saturday, May 01, 2010

That's not the only thing that'd stop 'em...

....from coming to the beaches...

In conservative northwestern Florida, where Republican politician Sarah Palin's battle cry "Drill, Baby, Drill" is still visible on car bumpers, some are reconsidering their support of offshore drilling as a growing spill in the Gulf of Mexico drifts closer to shore.
Charter captain Jim McMahon, who spent Thursday catching cobia and King Mackerel, said the spill changed his mind.
"I am pessimistic about this," he said. "It could be devastating to the fishing and tourism industry. People aren't going to come to a beach if they have to step through tar balls."

Indeed, but people also aren't going to come to the beach if gas is $4.50 a gallon and they have to spend their vacation money on trifling things such as food and utilities.