… or maybe I have that backwards. It’s honestly getting so hard to tell McCain and Bush apart these days.
It was just yesterday that McCain flip-flopped on his opposition to offshore drilling, in an effort to send billions of dollars to U.S. oil companies while saving Americans pennies at the pump.
Bush wants to allow offshore drilling for oil
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Bush plans a renewed push to get Congress to end a long-standing ban on offshore oil and gas drilling.
With oil prices soaring and motorists paying $4 a gallon for gasoline, political pressures have been growing for more domestic oil and gas production.
White House press secretary Dana Perino tells The Associated Press that Bush believes Congress shouldn’t waste any more time. She says that on Wednesday the president will urge lawmakers to lift the ban on offshore drilling.
Congressional Democrats have opposed lifting those prohibitions. The ban has been in effect for more than 80 percent of federal Outer Continental Shelf waters for more than a quarter-century and includes both the East and West coasts.