Friday, September 23, 2005

Not that anyone cares (thankfully), but if ever you wondered what a Steve Forbes presidency would look like, just read his column in his magazine to get a good sense.

As an example, to help bring down skyrocketing energy prices, he recently lists the following solutions:

  • Build more refineries. And as for environmental regulations concerning such, he states, "Why not scrap them altogether?"

  • Open up ANWR to exploration. Estimates have reserves there pegged at enough to run the U.S. for about ten months -- quite a long-run solution. Oh, and he says the land there is not "sweeping" or "awe-inspiring" implying all the more reason to start drilling.

  • Permit drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). OK, so more drilling, we get it.

    Wow, am I crazy or do these recommendations sound awfully familiar? 100% find-more-oil as the theme with zero recommendations for conservation, more efficiency, renewables, R&D investment, etc. Yup, he sounds like just another short-sighted oil guy -- like the two clowns currently sitting in the #1 and #2 spot. The only thing missing for Forbes -- and it's a biggie -- is he doesn't have the evil mastermind Rove, without whom Bush absolutely would not have won an election, ever.
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