Michael Williams on the Gulf Oil Spill.
I had the opportunity to talk with Texas Railroad Commissioner* Michael Williams (R) today on the spill in the Gulf: It’s a shame that he’s not a Senator right now, but it’s always a pleasure to talk with Mike. Moe Lane *For those unaware: the RRC doesn’t involve itself with railroads; it oversees Texan energy development. Hence the interview subject. Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Gov Palin: ‘The ‘Cap And Tax’ Dead End.’
Soon to be former Governor Palin’s column on cap and trade is in many ways emblematic of her public persona: firmly held free-market/conservative positions, a quasi-folksy style that appeals to some and annoys others, and the ability to make liberals froth about that woman in ways that would impress a Taliban illegal combatant. Which is probably directly related to her PAC raising an additional 200K | Read More »
Energy policy update.
No, really. Let’s look at all the victories: We kept the war fully funded. We successfully got the surge working. We shot down redeployment instead of victory. We shot down abandonment instead of victory. We won the war, in fact. We passed FISA – finally! And without nonsensical regulation. We even got retroactive telecom immunity! We still have Gitmo open. We still have the PATRIOT | Read More »
Good heavens: is the GOP actually *listening* to us when it comes to energy policy?
What a refreshing change. Ignore the title – as Martin Knight notes in comments here, the WSJ editorial board [I have had it pointed out to me that I meant the "news room:" oops, I did, and my bad] is usually in the tank for the Democrats – in favor of the meat of the article: The House late Tuesday passed by a 236-189 vote | Read More »
Boxing Day at Hot Air: A switcheroo on Palinmania.
Nonetheless, anybody who has read Hot Air for any length of time knows that Allahpundit’s the pessimist and Ed Morrissey’s the optimist. Which makes today’s switch here kind of cool. First, Ed, who is echoing Glenn Reynolds’ “Don’t get cocky, kid”: …we have to guard against the same kind of cult of personality that arose around Obama and continues to this day. We want the | Read More »