Thursday, September 4, 2008

Drill Baby, Drill?

On the same day that the Republican faithful were chanting "Drill baby, drill!" during their National Convention, Canadia scientists reported that an ice shelf "the size of Manhattan" has broken away and "adrift in the Arctic Ocean".
Still other conventioneers waved signs saying "Drill Now", while Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska was telling the crowd how great it would be to open up part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to do more oil drilling in her state. Okay, so let's dig up a critical polar bear and caribou habitat -- one that's also important to the native peoples of that area -- so we can have more oil to feed our SUVs and Hummers and off-road vehicles. And then we can have ice shelfs and ice caps drift away and cool off the North Atlantic even more than it is. And then we can have even more devastating effects of global warming, not to mention an even bigger energy crisis.

Now which slogan would you prefer to rally behind: the Republican's "Drill Baby, Drill" or the Democrat's "Yes We Can!"? Which message is going to help our nation?