Friday, February 09, 2007

Politics: An expansion on yesterday's post...

What left me stunned and agog about Hillary's statement wasn't what she said, it was how she said it.

No American politician in the last century would have been pilloried for saying "I want to create a special tax on the profits of oil companies above a certain threshold, and earmark the revenues for a special fund to be spent on researching technologies to reduce America's dependence on foreign oil." That sounds so peaceful. Nobody would even blink at that statement.

What worries me is that when Senator Clinton came out and said the exact same thing, but in plain English: "I want to take those profits...", they didn't run her down with pitchforks, dogs, and torches. That's nearly out-'n'-out bolshevism, folks, and few seemed to mind.

5 comments:

Kristopher said...

The best way to avoid dependence on foreign oil is to build nuclear powered SUVs.

A Strontium-90 pebble bed reactor/battery would work best for this application.

Tam said...

If we just annexed Venzuela, it would be domestic oil, then, wouldn't it?

BobG said...

Comrade Hillary is showing her true colors...

Mark said...

I suppose at least she's honest.

So if the majority vote for her, wellllll... what can you do?

Apart from tank-traps, deep wide trenches, sandbags, and enough cases of semijacket to keep Bolivia happy for a few years, anyway.

Guhhh.

Ulises from CA said...

Instead of annexing Venezuela, we can tell Chavez that we'll keep him in power to counteract the "dire threat of radical Islam in the Americas" in exchange for his oil, cheap. Aim some ICBMs at Caracas. Let him know this. If he won't play nice with us, then annex.

This statement was made for entertainment purposes only & is not recommended action for the Bush administration this year. Thank you for understanding.

The management.