Friday, April 30, 2010

Spill Baby, Spill!



Even if the self-imposed Palin ban didn't quite make it to two months, breaking silence to comment on the disaster that's currently unfolding down in the Lower 48

Regrettably this disaster makes for an unfortunate opportunity to point out how some folks have short memories, or are essentially shameless shills for the oil industry. The Quitter in particular is currently the most visible and outspoken cheerleader for accelerating the plunder of her mythic Alaska, which makes for good marketing of profitable photo-ops and fodder for TV specials. And not unlike the underwater well, Palin will no doubt keep spouting off.
How prophetic that in the very same statement from which I culled the quote for the cartoon's caption, she closed with:
"Next week I’m headed to the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, where I look forward to discussing what “Drill, baby, drill” really means."
Sadly, we've all been here before, and BP is just another Exxon but with a prettier logo. Consider this warm-up as a prelude: I have a second panel in the pipe that's more to the point with regard to this specific tragedy - soon as it hits the newspaper it'll get posted. 
In the meantime, I gotta side with Bill Maher's tweet
"Every asshole who ever chanted 'Drill Baby Drill' should have to report to the Gulf Coast today for cleanup duty."
 *cross-posted @ the most awesome Mudflats! 

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