If I end up not voting for J.Mac in November, and that remains a distinct possibility, it'll be for two reasons:1 his utter lack of desire to do anything productive in the immigration front, and 2 his abominable environmental positions. We've gone over his disastrous cap-and-trade scheme to placate the eco-zealots regarding imaginary global warming. But as gas prices rise faster than regular-reader Kevin's blood pressure during a 3rd-period linear algebra exam, McCain insists that we not use the trillions of barrels of petroleum we have available off our coasts, in the Dakota's, or in ANWR. Here's his groan-inducing quote about ANWR...
"As far as ANWR is concerned, I don’t want to drill in the Grand Canyon, and I don’t want to drill in the Everglades. This is one of the most pristine and beautiful parts of the world."
ANWR is roughly the size of Oregon and drilling will affect exactly 0.01% of that land, yet McCain stubbornly parrots the environmentalist lunatics' diatribe about "pristine wilderness". At some point, gas prices will become so painfully high that Americans will stop worrying about the God-forsaken Alaskan tundra or their view from the California sea-shore and demand that their government get for them some gasoline. Then what will McCain do as President? It may already be too late since any new discoveries will take 10 years to impact the market. All the while, China is drilling 90 miles off our shore and Russia is exploiting all their domestic fields to grow their economies as we refuse to compete, instead worrying about the speckled newt or the mating habits of caribou. All I know is this eco-friendly drivel coming from McCain almost makes him unpalatable as my candidate.
Here's the Alaskan arctic wasteland in which caribou happily have sex and reproduce in the shadow of oil operations.