Friday, April 30, 2010

Bitter Fish in Crude Oil Sea

Way back in the dim and misty past, a couple of months ago, when the Obama administration announced its support for domestic drilling, I was disheartened, because domestic drilling is a dumbass idea that won't work and creates all sorts of environmental hazards. I realized there were political issues and so forth, yadda yadda -- but it was bad on the merits.

I can't help thinking that in some big giant wheels-of-the-gods grindingly exceedingly small fashion, one of the lessons of the current mess in the Gulf is that when you try to make policy based on the politics as opposed to the merits, you always, always, always get bit in the ass. Maybe in the future the Democrats will support some horrible fuckup of a war and come to regret it, and then they'll learn this lesson forevermore. One can but hope.