Conservatives have long had offshore drilling in their sights. They consider it one of their many fronts in the war against liberals and their envrionmental wackos. Apparently liberals care more about elk than humans we are told.
The reason they're pushing for offshore drilling now is because of FISA. They know they can go around spouting complete lies on these issues and the congressional democrats will still capitulate every single time. If the Dems gave in on FSA, what else will they give in on? Make no mistake; there will be more of these before November.
It's depressing to see how clueless congressional democrats are on this. This is not what we voted for in 2006. One blogger, I don't remember who, said it seems clear now that we have completely lost control of our government. I think that sums things up nicely.
Update: are the reports that Obama might support offshore drilling for real?