In a speech that pleased oil executives yesterday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) explained his flip-flop in favor of ending the federal ban on offshore oil drilling by saying he was trying to “address the concerns of Americans who are struggling right now to pay for gasoline.”
So he's already flipped and flopped. Are we ready for the political equivalent of the triple-axle?
But McCain’s message was contradicted yesterday by his top economic adviser, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, who told reporters that new offshore drilling wouldn’t help lower current gas prices. . . .
It's a thing of beauty to see how contorted a politician's position can become as he strives even harder to shove his head up his own ass each day. And succeeds.