Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Bush Uses Gustav to Push Domestic Drilling

Ever the disaster capitalist, President George W. Bush used Hurricane Gustav to push domestic offshore drilling. The script included:

“One thing is for certain, when Congress comes back, they’ve got to understand that we need more domestic energy, not less,” Bush said in the Roosevelt Room. “One place to find it is offshore. America”s lands that have been taken off the books, so to speak, by congressional law and now they need to give us a chance to find more oil and gas here at home.”

With the Gustav bullet dodged, it's full steam ahead on oil and war. Bush did say he wanted to finish at a sprint. That and a little Olympic beach volleyball derriere handling. Who's backside with V.P. Cheney massage as he circles the world on his latest war tour? Stay tuned for when Congress might be coming back. Will there be any clues in President Bush's speech this evening?