The First Rule of Fight Club

In case we haven’t mentioned it yet, we have a master’s degree — in philosophy! — and as such, we’re highly trained in the fine art of bullshit.

But we don’t hold a candle to the professionals.

So we’ll note in passing that Shrub wants to resume offshore oil drilling and suck Alaska dry, which will increase oil consumption, which will boost global warming, which will benefit shoreline property values along the new Sea of Indiana.

Or, as the Washington Post inadvertently sums up in its news-brief headlines: Bush Backs Drilling. More Floods Feared.

However, what separates the men from the ABDs is this:

“I know the Democratic leaders have opposed some of these policies in the past,” Mr. Bush said. “Now that their opposition has helped drive gas prices to record levels, I ask them to reconsider their positions. If Congressional leaders leave for the Fourth of July recess without taking action, they will need to explain why $4-a-gallon gasoline is not enough incentive for them to act.”

Left unmentioned is — well, you don’t need us to tell you. And apparently you don’t need the Times to tell you either, nor anybody the Times quotes. Because of the 1,802 words in its story, not one of them is “Iraq”.

Bush Calls for End to Ban on Offshore Oil Drilling [NYT]

Bush Backs Drilling / More Floods Feared [WaPo]

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