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Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund Blame Musgrave for $4/gal Gasoline [Updated]

Ok, so they blame the oil companies and her vote against CAFE standards.

It looks like the liberal activists are going to try to use $4/gal. gasoline against conservatives. Marilyn Musgrave (U.S. House CO-4) is their current target. This is another vulnerable seat that the Democrats want to pick up. Musgrave has had a tough fight for her seat the last two rounds. According to PolitickerCO.com,

Defenders, which played a key role in ousting former Rep. Richard Pombo (R-Calif.) in 2006, has turned Musgrave into a top target this cycle.

Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund President Rodger Schlickeisen says,

Marilyn Musgrave’s votes on vehicle fuel efficiency standards cost her constituents money. Gas is over $4 a gallon, and yet she also recently voted against measures to prosecute gasoline price gougers.

Here’s the advertisement:

Unfortunately for their story line, the problem with gasoline prices isn’t the oil companies, and Coloradans know that. According to Julie Shutley, a spokeswoman for the National Republican Congressional Committee,

The people of Colorado will see right through this ad, considering that Defenders of Wildlife opposes increased domestic energy exploration, something which an overwhelming number of Americans support.

Militant environmentalists are the problem here, as they have been for decades now. That doesn’t stop them from projecting the problem on others. Liberals never take responsibility for their own actions. It’s always someone else’s fault, as this ad tries to claim.

Marilyn Musgrave has supported opening up our natural resources to exploration, and has recently called on President Bush to bring Congress back to Washington in special session to address the problem. She knows that that the answer is the same as it has been for some time. Drill here. Drill now.

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