Talk about the chickens coming home to roost.
Jim McTague hits it right on the head when he chides our three presidential candidates for failing to stand up to electoral vote powerhouses Florida and California who have blocked exploration for off shore oil and natural gas.
We're way behind the curve here and now we're to be punished. And for what? So environmentalists can feel safe. So the ocean view from the Malibu hills is not sullied with ugly oil rigs. So some politicians can raise enviro-dollars and others can avoid ruffling feathers.
In the meantime, Granny Sixpack can't afford to fill the fuel oil tank and Joe Trucker is reduced to driving around the Mall in Washington honking his horn, looking like a dingbat. How short sighted.
I guess we'll see now how Florida's tourist industry can handle $200 a barrel oil. My guess is that many fewer folks will be driving down to see Mickey and South Beach.