Any Nitwit Will Rant - A Camparo
Here it is, folks, ANWR! Wilderness of magnificence on our northern frontier! Home of the massive and majestic carribou herds that weren't killed off by the Alaska pipeline, even though the environmentalists told us they would certainly die! (p.s., there are more carribou today than before the pipeline was built.)
Now, here's a West Texas oil field in an area known as Cedar Hill. It appears to have a whole lot more going for it ecosystem-wise than ANWR, which has no trees and only gets full days of sunlight a few weeks a year. But the environmentlists and their Congressional lefty supporters aren't raising a hue and cry over protecting Cedar Hill.
What is it with ANWR? Simply, it is far, far away. Congres-o-lefties can paint pretty pictures and everyone can gather around because it is just an abstraction, a symbol of anger at SUVs and oil companies and foreign wars and Bush.
But it is also a symbol of national security and energy independence and telling the Saudis to shove it.
Which side are you on? In case you need a bit more fodder, here's another oil field environmentalists and Congressional allies don't care about, near Bakersfield.
Why is it OK to drill here, but not in ANWR? Because this, my friends, isn't a symbol of anything.