Taking Advantage of an Oil Crisis

Days after being elected in November 2008, President-Elect Barack Obama's Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, spoke to a Wall Street Journal gathering of business leaders and stated that the economic crisis facing the United States is "an opportunity to do things you could not do before.""You never want a serious crisis to go to waste," Emanuel said.And why should we think this administration isn't letting the Gulf of Mexico oil crisis go to waste?Don't be fooled for a moment. History proves that the Gulf leak is a messy dream come true for hardcore environmentalists -- -many of whom surround Mr. Obama. Travel back in time to the 1969 oil spill of the coast of Santa Barbara. A Union Oil drilling platform six miles off the coast sprang a leak, allowing hundreds of thousands of gallons of crude oil to seep into the Pacific and wash ashore. The cameras of the world's media rushed to the scene to focus on oil-coated birds stuck in muck. The newly hatched ecology...(Read Full Article)