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  •  We'll see. We won't know until we see if Obama (2+ / 0-)
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    changes his policy.

    So far he has been pretty mum. He is supposed to make a statement shortly. We won't know if this is a wake up call or not.

    It should be. We'll see.

    This is a crisis I knew had to come, Destroying the balance I'd kept. Doubting, unsettling and turning around, Wondering what will come next. --Ian Curtis

    by jethrock on Thu Apr 29, 2010 at 10:51:31 AM PDT

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    •  It's not just Obama. The political forces in the (11+ / 0-)

      states along the Atlantic will be shifted by this. In Virginia, for instance, the governor is all enthused about off-shore drilling, and how safe it is with modern technology. But the tidewater communities, with their beaches and fisheries and crabbing, are going to feel really different about that now.

      In Florida, there will be either terrible losses, or a high-anxiety, show motion close call. I expect the anti-drilling forces there to be strongly bolstered.

      What Obama does matters a lot. But just getting decent media coverage and discussion of this event matters even more.

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