Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Energy Policy & the Senate Race

In a post the other day, Mason Conservative talks about energy policy, including things like alternative energy, drilling, the works. To me, this is not a complicated problem.

1. Drill. Everywhere we might find domestic sources of petroleum.

2. Build refineries, for the first time in a long time. For too long, the federal government and the state governments have stood in their the way of new domestic refineries. It's time for that to end.

3. Build nuclear power plants as fast as possible. The French have figured it out, getting a vst majority of their electricity from yes, nuclear power. It's limitless, incredibly safe, and lasts a long, long time.

This will solve our energy independence problem. Not exactly rocket science.

I should also address the Senate race. As I see it, the likelihood of stopping Mark Warner shrinks by the day. Jim Gilmore, who I endorsed on this blog a few months ago, still comes off as arrogant, blinkered, and blind to the difficulty of the race he's in. Bob Marshall is running a great race, but as MC says in the post linked above, hasn't really played ball with national issues like energy earlier. Bob Berry simply has not made a serious effort. There is a CHANCE Marshall upsets Gilmore at the convention, but I'm not betting on it. Whether it's Gilmore or Marshall, I expect the tidal wave to sweep over our nominee this year, I'm sorry to say. The good news is, Jim Webb is very vulnerable next time around.

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