Monday, September 15

Drill, baby, drill!

Thomas Friedman's op-ed in the NYT makes so much sense:
[...] it reminds me of someone who, on the eve of the I.T. revolution — on the eve of PCs and the Internet — is pounding the table for America to make more I.B.M. typewriters and carbon paper. “Typewriters, baby, typewriters.”
Is anyone out there in what the media call "Middle America" reading any of this stuff? It makes so much sense, but all we're hearing is noise about Gov. Palin (which convinces me even more she's nothing but an intentional distraction, but that's for another blog post). It's even short and catchy enough to be a sound bite, but it's in an "old" medium - print - that is apparently being read by fewer and fewer people each year. Consequently, it is not going to get the attention it deserves.

How do we change that? How do we educate those ignorant voters who vote based on what "the teevee told us to" so they can make an informed decision instead of an emotional one? Or is this a goal of Quixotic proportions?

1 comment:

  1. Pay no attention to the yearly disruption of oil production in the gulf by hurricanes.

    I love that she's an "expert on energy" because of her work with oil and gas in Alaska. That's like calling the woman at the plasma clinic a doctor.