Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Pot Calls Kettle Black

Today in Denver, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid referred to GOP presidential candidate John McCain as "kindly old Doc McCain" and accused him of attempting to apply an "18th Century Solution" to the "21st Century problem" of dependence on foreign oil.  The Hill accurately described this as "a thinly veiled reference" to McCain's age.

Now, don't get me wrong, McCain's age is a legitimate concern.  He's 71.  That fact has me very, very interested in his choice of a running mate.  But I think that its a bit out of place for 68-year-old Harry Reid to be the one playing the age card for the Democrats.  

In his comments, Reid compared John McCain's (and most Republicans') call for more domestic oil drilling to a snake-oil sales pitch.  Reid thinks that "the simple fact is that the promise of more oil isn't part of the solution, it's part of the problem."

No, Senator Reid, the simple fact is that the more oil America gets for itself by drilling within our own territory the less oil we will need to import.  Another simple fact is that the more oil we have, the lower the price will be.  The laws of supply and demand aren't snake oil.

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