The focus on energy production is everywhere. Too bad no one is doing anything but talking about it in D.C. The failure of the Democrat leadership on this issue is shameful and I believe they will feel the repercussion in November. With a 9% favourably rating in the last poll, you would think they would get the message. No. The stellar duo of Pelosi and Reid have decided to not take up anymore appropriation bills until after the election, as Reid says, until the Obama administration begins. And they will go ahead and take their break in August, because they've worked so hard, you know.
Senator John Cornyn, his re-election I support, has been rolling out some posts by guest bloggers on his web site. Today it was Governor Sarah Palin, (R-AK). You can go here and read her good piece.
Do you know who Sarah Palin is? She is an up and comer in the Republican party, that's the truth. She is smart; articulate and drop dead gorgeous, to boot. She was elected in 2006 as the first woman governor of the State of Alaska. She's a wife, mother of 5, runs marathons, a lifelong NRA member, former chair of the Alaska Conservation Commission, former Wasilla City Councilwoman, and former Wasilla Mayor/Manager. While Mayor/Manager, she lowered property taxes while increasing services and brought in new industry by nurturing the city as business friendly. Yeah, not too shabby.
Palin is frequently mentioned as on the short list for VP with McCain. She recently gave birth to her fifth child who was born with Down Syndrome. This disability was known before the baby's birth and she and her husband decided to continue the pregnancy; to welcome the baby into their family. On her web site, the governor has a place for comments and blessings for baby Trig Paxson Van Palin. Her other children - Track, Bristol, Willow and Piper, as well as her husband are also featured on the site.
This is the final paragraph from Senator Cornyn's web site : "If we don't move now to enact an energy policy that includes more oil and gas production from domestic sources, including ANWR and the federal OCS, we may look back someday and realize that we failed to perceive a critical crossroad in the history of this nation. I don't think it's overly dramatic to say that our country's future and the quality of life for every American depends on the decisions that are made or not made in the next few months."
As Senator Cornyn said today in a television interview, "Congress can't revoke the laws of supply and demand." As he pointed out, Texas is the #1 state in wind energy. That's a start. Texas is lucky to have a senator who understands and promotes sound energy policy.
President Bush has made reformed energy policy a part of his administration's agenda since 2001, yet Congress continues to punt. Now, with two years of Democrat leadership in Congress and the price of gas at the pump tripling, all of a sudden it's the President's fault. Nonsense. The President doesn't make legislation. That is the job of Congress. President Bush has removed the executive order banning drilling on the OCS. Yet, the 'leadership', such as it is, in Congress tells us they will not remove the congressional ban.
The ball is in their court. Remember that in November.
Newt Gingrich has another good article at Human Events about this issue. His petition at American Solutions is being delivered to Congress today. There are more than 1.3 million American signatures on it. Mine is one. Is yours?
If you aren't a part of the solution, you're a part of the problem. Each and every one of us can do something. Start by contacting your representatives. Then sign a petition. Write letters. Keep at it all the way until the November elections.
Drill here. Drill now. Pay Less.