Via Think Progress, this is the kind of bullsh*t being fed to the sheeple watching Fox News. Neo-con Bill Kristol shares a peek inside his crystal ball to clue viewers in on not only who McSame is going to pick for VP, but that this person’s selection will somehow miraculously lower prices at the pump. Bonus points for the breathless anchorette’s introduction of Kristol:
KRISTOL: First, I think she would help him get elected, which would be a good thing if you want gas prices to come down. Then she’ll persuade him that we have to drill in ANWR and have an aggressive drilling program across the board.
Kristol, floated that out there with no evidence or data to support his conclusion other than the smoke blowing out of his posterior. Think Progress noted:
One major flaw in Kristol and Fox’s claim that drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve would lower prices immediately is the fact that it would take 10 years for the oil to hit the market, and even then, the reserve is estimated to have only enough oil to satisfy six months demand.
In other short-list VP news on the McSame front, Louisiana Governor Bobby “Exorcist” Jindal continues to try to completely derail his chances by uttering something beyond absurd. It’s below the fold. Another tip to Think Progress for this one — Jindal’s mad desire to increase offshore drilling for oil seems to have caused some amnesia…he went on the air on Faux News to say that Hurricanes Katrina and Rita didn’t cause any major oil spills in Louisiana.
Q: Real fast, Governor, the price of oil went up five bucks a barrel today. You’ve been drilling off the coast of Louisiana for a number of years. Any oil spills to worry about?
JINDAL: You know, that’s one of the great unwritten success stories, after Katrina and Rita, these awful storms, no major spills.
Think Progress again, sets the matter straight:
As noted in the Wonk Room, the Hurricanes caused offshore oil spills so large that they could be seen from space (check out a picture here.) The Minerals Management Service reported that 113 oil platforms were “totally destroyed” — a total of 124 offshore spills.
It’s easy to see how distorted a world view the sheeple have when outright lies are propogated 24/7 on this channel. It’s shameless.