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July 29, 2008

GOP Ready to Link Obama to Reid and Pelosi over Offshore Drilling

Good. Link away GOP.

Rep. Adam Putnam (R-Fla.) and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) will greet Obama’s arrival with a news conference in which they’ll assert that Reid (D-Nev.) and Pelosi (D-Calif.) are holding up votes on offshore drilling in order to protect Obama.

They’ll also begin to use “Pelosi-Reid-Obama” in the all-in-the-same-breath way that Democrats now use “Bush-McCain” — to make the parties’ popular candidates indistinguishable from their less beloved incumbents.

Hanging these two millstones around Obama's neck seems a fair response to "Bush-McCain" blathering. Tying it to their stubborn refusal to relent on offshore drilling is even better.

The price of energy is a pocketbook issue now, front and center. It's the kind of issue that sways the middle. It's not enough by itself, but it ain't nothing either. Ace suggested a week or so ago that if Obama was smart, he'd outflank McCain on drilling.

Well, he's not smart. Not that smart anyway. And if the GOP moves on this now it'll be too late for him to jump on that bandwagon.

Remember, it's not that $4 a gallon is too much, we just got there too fast, i.e. a lot of Americans are pissed off about it now and that doesn't help the Chosen One™.


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