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Governor Drill-Baby-Drill McDonnell Traveled to BP Co-Sponsored Confab Monday


It’s only been about two weeks since the BP oil rig in blew in the Gulf and the spill began its relentless move toward the fragile coast.  Yet even as the massive oil spill threatens the Florida Keys, and possibly the entire East Coast, Gov. Bob McDonnell is using the opportunity to exploit his being in the pocket of drill-baby-drill Big Oil.  And to illustrate how deeply in the pocket he is, Think Progress reports that McDonnell has traveled to a BP-funded conference. Talk about rubbing the nation’s collective nose in the oil spill!  Bob is nothing if he is not abrasive. Unlike other Virginia officials who want to postpone drilling off Virginia’s coast pending an investigation into the causes of the disaster, he’s also pushing  even harder for more offshore drilling as this article indicates.

So, on Monday, the Guv traveled to Houston, capitol of clean environments everywhere (snark) to join his buddies in Big-Oilism.  As TP points out, this puts him in the company of folks like David Vitter, who has used the disaster in the Gulf as an opportunity to exploit the situation and gain more subsidies for Louisiana.  Just what Louisiana needs (snark)!


You have to wonder sometimes at the sheer crass depravity of the oil barons and their buddies.  Speaking of oil barons, there is mounting evidence that Halliburton (the nation’s second largest oil services company)is allegedly at least partially behind the Gulf’s massive spill.  Read about it here, here, and here.

In Congress, the House has called hearings and summoned BP, Halliburton and others.  And Dick Cheney has the nerve to talk to us about homeland security. Come to think of it, Dick has been pretty quiet during the past two weeks.

  • Elaine in Roanoke

    McDonnell and his buddy in political mistakes, Cuccinelli, may be the best thing that happens to the DPV this year.

  • NotJohnSMosby

    I think for Republicans the spill is great news.  It drives up oil prices and destroys the environment.  As all good Republicans know, the environment is the enemy, just like government, and it needs to be choked off and killed.  

    So, if you just go ahead and destroy the environment, then you won’t need to worry about pesky environmental regulations down the road!!!!

  • Where can I pick up my –

    “Bob McDonnell – Drill Baby, Drill” bumper stickers?

  • Teddy Goodson

    * The oil spill, say the Fox Republicans, was a conspiracy by the Obama people who caused it to give Obama an excuse to call a halt to oil drilling (and satisfy his tree-hugging friends), but it got out of hand, so it’s all the Democrats’ fault

    * The oil spill, say the oil-ogarchs, is a pure one-off accident, will likely never happen again; the technology is evolving all the time, incredible, better and better—– therefore, more drilling, more drilling!

    * Why was Obama so s-l-o-w in responding? This is his Katrina; government can’t do anything right

    * With the loss of this particular well it is even more important that we drill more everywhere to keep up the supply for national security reasons

    * The containment and clean-up will be so expensive the federal government (i.e. the taxpayer) absolutely has to do most of the clean-up, it would bankrupt the oil companies and anyway, the drilling was done to provide Americans more oil for their cars, so it was done in their name, yada, yada, they should pay for cleanup, yada yada