Saturday, March 18, 2006

Alaska Arctic Wildlife Refuge Oil

Jesus H Christ. If you have children you know how they will pester and pester you until they get what they want. They just wear you down. And that's exactly what the Bush administration does to the American people. Oil in Alaska, intelligent design, abortion, and the list goes on. They never relent.
A last-minute deal to secure the vote of Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., on a $2.8 trillion budget plan has given new life to the Republican drive to open Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil drilling.

The budget blueprint for fiscal 2007, which will begin in October, includes a $10 billion Gulf Coast restoration fund that would be financed from the leasing of Arctic-refuge drilling rights, revenue from new drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf of the Gulf of Mexico and further sales of the broadcast spectrum.

With that provision in hand, Landrieu cast the only Democratic vote for the budget resolution, which squeaked through Thursday night, 51-49.

I hope Landrieu sleeps well after this. The bitch didn't have to capitulate.

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