August 21, 2008 12:01 AM
I don't usually like cartoons that simply illustrate the news, but in this case the news is its own satire. A poll of Coloradans indicates a widespread dislike for energy companies, along with a desire for the very companies we so deeply distrust to drill for more oil and gas. It's like saying that Bush has bungled Iraq, so let's let him invade Iran. Without going into the patent absurdity of thinking that opening up more lands to drilling will bring the price of gas at the pump down in any foreseeable future, let's just say that we're a might confused on the issue. Economic panic will do that. The problem is, the solutions that our pandering politicos (read McCain here) come up with will only enrich the very oil companies we so dislike, and won't put a penny in our pockets. But the Republicans have been quite adept at persuading Americans to vote against their own economic self-interest, and they're doing a great job of it again.