“I’m Gonna Keep Pushin’ Him On ANWR”
My piece today looks at Sen. John McCain’s balancing act on energy.
While his push to control climate change and opposition to drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge appeal to some moderate swing voters, many conservatives say that the GOP nominee runs against his party base on these issues.
In the vice presidential debate last week, McCain’s running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin, sought to tip the scale in the other direction. While winking “directly at the American people,” she said, “I’m gonna keep pushin’ him on ANWR.”
Since McCain has said that drilling in ANWR would be like drilling in the Grand Canyon, not even Palin’s cajoling folksiness seems likely to change the Arizona senator’s mind on this.