Bill Clinton blasts drilling and permit delays at forum

posted at 12:15 pm on March 12, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

I think I’m beginning to really miss The Big Me:

Former President Bill Clinton said Friday that delays in offshore oil and gas drilling permits are “ridiculous” at a time when the economy is still rebuilding, according to attendees at the IHS CERAWeek conference.

Clinton spoke on a panel with former President George W. Bush that was closed to the media. Video of their moderated talk with IHS CERA Chairman Daniel Yergin was also prohibited. …

Clinton said there are “ridiculous delays in permitting when our economy doesn’t need it,” according to Noe and others.

This came at the same conference where Clinton made remarks supporting a no-fly zone in Libya and saying that the US should not let Libyan rebels “twist in the wind, as we are now,” as one questioner put the issue to him.  Bill Clinton sounds a lot more like George W. Bush these days than Barack Obama.  In fact, that comparison was easy to make, thanks to Bush’s presence at the conference, and Clinton himself made it:

“Bush said all the things you’d expect him to say” on oil and gas issues, said Jim Noe, senior vice president at Hercules Offshore and executive director of the pro-drilling Shallow Water Energy Security Coalition. But Clinton added, “You’d be surprised to know that I agree with all that,” according to Noe and others in the room.

Both former Presidents agreed that one of the main issues in clearing offshore permits was getting workers back on the job.  And yet, as Jazz Shaw noted yesterday after Obama’s press conference, the number of operating rigs has dwindled sharply since the Deepwater Horizon failure almost a year ago.  We’ve dropped from 55 working rotary rigs in April 2010 to just 25 today.  The permitorium imposed by the Obama administration is the chief reason for the drop, and yet despite a court order, the White House continues to block efforts to get oil workers back on the job of producing American oil for American consumers.

I’ve been missing George Bush for more than two years.  Who knew I’d be missing Bill Clinton by this time?  Let’s hope we don’t get to the point where we’re missing …. Jimmy Carter.


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Well he is the current POTUS, or at least has been delegated so by Baracky.

Bishop on March 12, 2011 at 12:17 PM

Don’t think I’ll ever miss Mister Peanut.

Del Dolemonte on March 12, 2011 at 12:19 PM

The “Hillary in ’12″ campaign has begun.

predator on March 12, 2011 at 12:19 PM

I would PAY to hear Bill’s off-mic comments about Obama.

I’d empty my bank account.

artist on March 12, 2011 at 12:19 PM

No one will miss Jimmah because he never really went away. He’s spent the better part of the last 30 years making an a$$ out of himself in a very public way. Let’s miss Nixon instead….

joejm65 on March 12, 2011 at 12:20 PM

Bill Clinton want’s more drilling and supports a no-fly zone over Libya.

Sounds a lot like Sarah Palin…….

idesign on March 12, 2011 at 12:20 PM

What did the rapist do when he was in charge?

darwin-t on March 12, 2011 at 12:20 PM

So Prez Clinton is substitute teaching again. Who knew that we’d be wanting Clinton as a permanent replacement. It’s that bad.

conservative pilgrim on March 12, 2011 at 12:21 PM

Permatorium on Big Government sounds pretty good.

Christien on March 12, 2011 at 12:21 PM

O/T:

Did the Headlines shrink from 10 to 8? Did I miss an announcement or something? They’re going by too fast now; I can’t keep up.

conservative pilgrim on March 12, 2011 at 12:22 PM

Bill Clinton sounds a lot more like George W. Bush these days than Barack Obama.

and Sarah Palin as well. Drill baby drill!

ted c on March 12, 2011 at 12:22 PM

No more WH press confrences for Bubba.

Mallard T. Drake on March 12, 2011 at 12:22 PM

Maybe he wants to run again.

Even in the abstract, the debates w/b classics.

Schadenfreude on March 12, 2011 at 12:22 PM

I’m surprised W was there and said anything about the oil/gas industry since the administration is so deep into their operations now. Of course, at the rate the administration is co-opting businesses there won’t be much W can discuss.

Cindy Munford on March 12, 2011 at 12:22 PM

“The born again must be considered guilty until proven innocent”. George Orwell.

W and BJ?

No way.

BowHuntingTexas on March 12, 2011 at 12:22 PM

Is Billy Jeff still the de facto President? When did BHO pick the responsibility back up again after leaving him at the podium a few months back? Is that par-tay over that Mrs. FBHO was waiting to go to??

ted c on March 12, 2011 at 12:23 PM

Clinton said there are “ridiculous delays in permitting when our economy doesn’t need it,” according to Noe and others.

C’mon Billy Jeff…coffee fetchin’ takes time…..

ted c on March 12, 2011 at 12:25 PM

What’s so important now that Michelle can’t wait?

Roy Rogers on March 12, 2011 at 12:25 PM

When you’ve lost Bill Clinton …

gary4205 on March 12, 2011 at 12:25 PM

Bubba wants to Drill, Baby, Drill? Shocked! /

Christien on March 12, 2011 at 12:27 PM

What did the rapist do when he was in charge?

darwin-t on March 12, 2011 at 12:20 PM

You have absolutely no evidence that Bill Clinton commited rape…except for the credible testimony of his victim…and his record of serial abuse of women…and his abuse of power in the oval office with Monica. But otherwise, no evidence at all.

SKYFOX on March 12, 2011 at 12:27 PM

Clinton said there are “ridiculous delays in permitting when our economy doesn’t need it,” according to Noe and others.

That’s got to be racist to say someone is a slow worker.

ted c on March 12, 2011 at 12:29 PM

I would PAY to hear Bill’s off-mic comments about Obama.

I’d empty my bank account.

artist on March 12, 2011 at 12:19 PM

C’mon, Bill, tell us how you really feel!

scalleywag on March 12, 2011 at 12:31 PM

Awkward…

ladyingray on March 12, 2011 at 12:34 PM

Ed, that’s nothing, O’Bawesome makes me miss Warren G. Harding. Anyway, I don’t care about how pragmatic and reasonable Bill is trying to come off as these days, the sight of his leering face still makes me physically ill. For real.

cynccook on March 12, 2011 at 12:34 PM

You have absolutely no evidence that Bill Clinton commited rape…except for the credible testimony of his victim…and his record of serial abuse of women…and his abuse of power in the oval office with Monica. But otherwise, no evidence at all.

SKYFOX on March 12, 2011 at 12:27 PM

Ha!

cynccook on March 12, 2011 at 12:35 PM

Frankly, I’m at the point where President Bill and a GOP Congress sounds like a really good idea.

Let’s repeal the 22nd Amendment only for those Presidents impeached in their second term…

JEM on March 12, 2011 at 12:38 PM

Awkward…

ladyingray on March 12, 2011 at 12:34 PM

To say the least.

katy the mean old lady on March 12, 2011 at 12:38 PM

What did the rapist do when he was in charge?

darwin-t on March 12, 2011 at 12:20 PM

He treated Islamic Terrorism as a law enforcement issue, and as a result left his successor the deadliest attacks on US civilians on American soil in the history of the country.

Oh, and he also had his Justice Department successfully prosecute a female Federal employee (she worked for the VA). Her crime? Lying under oath about sex.

And today he’s treated as a rock star. What a country!

Del Dolemonte on March 12, 2011 at 12:40 PM

It almost sounds like Bill is running again. There are a lot of things about Bill Clinton that I did not much like. His treatment of women among them…but he was not an fanatical or stupid person. Right now that sounds pretty good.

Terrye on March 12, 2011 at 12:41 PM

And what was Billy Jeff’s position on oil drilling when he was president?

Gothguy on March 12, 2011 at 12:44 PM

He treated Islamic Terrorism as a law enforcement issue, and as a result left his successor the deadliest attacks on US civilians on American soil in the history of the country.

Oh, and he also had his Justice Department successfully prosecute a female Federal employee (she worked for the VA). Her crime? Lying under oath about sex.

And today he’s treated as a rock star. What a country!

Del Dolemonte on March 12, 2011 at 12:40 PM

He also pushed the Iraqi Liberation Act and bombed Iraq in 1998 when Saddam refused to comply with UN resolutions. That was the thing about Bill Clinton, he tried to walk that line so that he was not too weak or too hawkish..in the end his actions did not really resolve anything.

Terrye on March 12, 2011 at 12:45 PM

Let’s hope we don’t get to the point where we’re missing …. Jimmy Carter.

How can you miss Jimmy Carter when his de facto clone is sitting in the Oval Office?

I may already be there. At least Jimmy sent commandos into Iran to get our people out. If Barry can’t do it with a Predator, he doesn’t do it at all.

Kafir on March 12, 2011 at 12:46 PM

Clinton is merely setting the stage for Hillary to run.

maineconservative on March 12, 2011 at 12:46 PM

Terrye on March 12, 2011 at 12:45 PM

What did he do in regards to energy development, and more specifically, oil drilling and refinery building?

darwin-t on March 12, 2011 at 12:49 PM

And what was Billy Jeff’s position on oil drilling when he was president?

Gothguy on March 12, 2011 at 12:44 PM

Standing….cigar in hand?

ted c on March 12, 2011 at 12:50 PM

The “Hillary in ’12″ campaign has begun.

predator on March 12, 2011 at 12:19 PM

Yup.

Clinton is merely setting the stage for Hillary to run.

maineconservative on March 12, 2011 at 12:46 PM

Yup again.

Break out the beer and start poppin’ the popcorn.

Bruno Strozek on March 12, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Let’s hope we don’t get to the point where we’re missing …. Jimmy Carter.

Heh… Oh.my

No more WH press confrences for Bubba.

Mallard T. Drake on March 12, 2011 at 12:22 PM

Winner, comment of the day. LOL!

Patrick on March 12, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Not surprised… The other day Barry was trying to make it sound like others were dragging their feet on getting new resources to market. Not a direct quote, but he called for a review of all outstanding oil leases to see why the delays in exploration and development. This is a subtle continuation of that meme… UNLESS… he called out Barry by name.
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On the whole Bubba speechifying thing… If he was a football player, he’d a done a re-hab for pervs and now he’d be lecturing about not ‘assuming’ every woman you meet likes being randomly shown your willy, and/or groped. Not a bad way to meet woman who do though I suspect.
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RalphyBoy on March 12, 2011 at 12:53 PM

Bill Clinton said Friday that delays in offshore oil and gas drilling permits are “ridiculous”

Ruh roh!

Clinton is merely setting the stage for Hillary to run.

maineconservative on March 12, 2011 at 12:46 PM

That’s my bet too. I think Clintons have decided the Bamster is beatable and Hillary’s chances will be better in 2012 than they will be in 2016.

petefrt on March 12, 2011 at 12:54 PM

And what was Billy Jeff’s position on oil drilling when he was president?

Gothguy on March 12, 2011 at 12:44 PM

Standing….cigar in hand?

ted c on March 12, 2011 at 12:50 PM

and….no-fly zone in effect….

ted c on March 12, 2011 at 12:54 PM

Break out the beer and start poppin’ the popcorn.

Beer? In her case? psh… Break out the vodka!

and every time she says anything remotely, um, uppity white sounding…. DRINK!

;-P

Patrick on March 12, 2011 at 12:55 PM

Yeah Bill you sound like you’re saying what you think we want to hear. Where was that thinking while you were in office? Har har har. It won’t work this time Bill, once burnt is twice learnt. Get away from the DC area and the MSM or anyone with a microphone or camera. All the while keeping your mouth shut and your ears and eyes open to experience the real world.

mixplix on March 12, 2011 at 12:57 PM

I don’t see little Bammie being unseated in a primary. If the elders of the democratic party and certain Nazi stooges decide he has to go, they will push him to resign. Joe Biden, as dim as he is, realizes that he doesn’t have what it takes to run the country, so he will put a new VP designate through the Senate for approval, and then resign himself. Who will that person be?

slickwillie2001 on March 12, 2011 at 12:58 PM

The first Black President is a racist Southerner!!!

jp on March 12, 2011 at 12:59 PM

Let’s hope we don’t get to the point where we’re missing …. Jimmy Carter.

Heck, I’m already there. Been there since Obamacare came on the scene.

petefrt on March 12, 2011 at 12:59 PM

Who Knew that Bill Clintoon, “The First Black President” was RACIST!

dhunter on March 12, 2011 at 1:00 PM

jp on March 12, 2011 at 12:59 PM

Hey <:)

dhunter on March 12, 2011 at 1:00 PM

OMG!!! Did the evil corporate Koch/Haliburton/ShellOil get to Bill too!! Quick! Someone call Fins.. hurry!!

kringeesmom on March 12, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Let’s hope we don’t get to the point where we’re missing …. Jimmy Carter.

Well, the Instaman routinely says a reprise of the Carter years is a best-case scenario…

Purple Fury on March 12, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Did the Headlines shrink from 10 to 8? Did I miss an announcement or something? They’re going by too fast now; I can’t keep up.

conservative pilgrim on March 12, 2011 at 12:22 PM

Yeah, it would seem so. And I agree, they go by too fast now.

lizzie beth on March 12, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Hillary is gonna rush in to Save the Day?

And continue the Alinsky policies when the Party realizes that OBlahBLah has damaged the brand so badly that they cannot hide who he or they are anymore?

Possible but Hillary is just as bad, an Alinsky disciple and SDS member,

Are the American People that gullible?

Oh Crap don’t answer that!

dhunter on March 12, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Bill Clinton is a lot of things, but unlike President Obama, he was never a committed socialist ideologue. If you wanted to categorize him, Clinton is a traditional Democratic liberal politician. Cynical and amoral? Sure, but those also seem to be the attributes of traditional Democratic liberal politicians. President Obama is something entirely different.

President Obama is true believer convinced that if energy prices go high enough, the American people can be coerced to embrace the Green Utopia he and his radical supporters envision. They also think people can be socially engineered not to know they’re being coerced, but who can be taught to believe that the blame for their dramatically declining standard of living lies with those evil, greedy, fat-cat oil companies and other corporate interests. After all, the Democratic Party avoided blame for a recession which was initially triggered by governmental intrusion into the housing market spearheaded by Democrats, and then exploited during the last election to give them super-majorities in the House and Senate. So why not follow a similar strategy with energy?

What Obama and his people want is control over the energy industry. At this point, based upon the healthcare takeover, who’s to say they won’t achieve it?

troyriser_gopftw on March 12, 2011 at 1:05 PM

If you’ve lost Bubba…

gryphon202 on March 12, 2011 at 1:05 PM

What did the rapist do when he was in charge?
darwin-t on March 12, 2011 at 12:20 PM

Almost nothing.

That makes him better than every Democrat President we’ve had in the past century-and-a-half, and ties him with all but a very few Republicans.

logis on March 12, 2011 at 1:05 PM

O/T:
Did the Headlines shrink from 10 to 8? Did I miss an announcement or something? They’re going by too fast now; I can’t keep up.
conservative pilgrim on March 12, 2011 at 12:22 PM

Yup. Noticed that too. It’s a negative for me – should go up to 12 not down to 8.

Oh well

Who is John Galt?

turfmann on March 12, 2011 at 1:07 PM

I would take Clinton over Obama 100 times out of 100.

Vyce on March 12, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Cigar stocks are all up.

Schadenfreude on March 12, 2011 at 1:10 PM

…Possible but Hillary is just as bad, an Alinsky disciple and SDS member,

Are the American People that gullible?

Oh Crap don’t answer that!

dhunter on March 12, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Yep, and worse, Hillary is a whole lot smarter than little Bammie.

slickwillie2001 on March 12, 2011 at 1:12 PM

I think I’m beginning to really miss The Big Me

Why? If Clinton were president, Americans would be further from recognizing the fundamental flaws and corruption of progressivism.

elfman on March 12, 2011 at 1:12 PM

He also pushed the Iraqi Liberation Act and bombed Iraq in 1998 when Saddam refused to comply with UN resolutions. That was the thing about Bill Clinton, he tried to walk that line so that he was not too weak or too hawkish..in the end his actions did not really resolve anything.

Terrye on March 12, 2011 at 12:45 PM

And his Justice Department indicted bin Laden in 1998. In that indictment, they charged him with being in cahoots with Saddam Hussein. Of course, this Inconvenient Truth was flushed down the memory hole by the Democrat Media after they realized Chimpy Bush had conned their Democrat Masters into signing off on his liberation of Iraq.

Del Dolemonte on March 12, 2011 at 1:14 PM

Cigar stocks are all up.

Schadenfreude on March 12, 2011 at 1:10 PM

As are sales of Scotch Guard

Roy Rogers on March 12, 2011 at 1:15 PM

C’mon Billy Jeff…coffee fetchin’ takes time…..

ted c on March 12, 2011 at 12:25 PM

You are a cruel Nut :-)

antisocial on March 12, 2011 at 1:18 PM

Remember Limbaugh’s thing for us to register as Dems and vote in their primaries?

I detest H. Clinton, & WJClinton, but even they would be better than what we have.

jodetoad on March 12, 2011 at 1:18 PM

O/T:

Did the Headlines shrink from 10 to 8? Did I miss an announcement or something? They’re going by too fast now; I can’t keep up.

conservative pilgrim on March 12, 2011 at 12:22 PM

I noticed that too and I don’t like it.

jimmy the notable on March 12, 2011 at 1:20 PM

Drill baby drill! Pump, baby, pump!

ted c on March 12, 2011 at 12:22 PM

beatcanvas on March 12, 2011 at 1:21 PM

It say’s a lot about Democrats when their most beloved, senior statesman is an impeached former President.

Roy Rogers on March 12, 2011 at 1:21 PM

Obama is living in a fantasyland where he opposes drilling to save the endangered unicorn.

Paul-Cincy on March 12, 2011 at 1:22 PM

I just don’t miss the days of the ATF planting their flag atop conquered, charred territory.

Rambotito on March 12, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Ed,
This guy is still creepy scumbug. With Carter… are you not missing carter yet?

antisocial on March 12, 2011 at 1:24 PM

He was good at “drilling”…..with a cigar or borderline rape

sbark on March 12, 2011 at 1:24 PM

What Obama and his people want is control over the energy industry.
troyriser_gopftw on March 12, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Yep, his plan is to control energy and the other commanding heights of the economy and the culture.

petefrt on March 12, 2011 at 1:25 PM

Why? If Clinton were president, Americans would be further from recognizing the fundamental flaws and corruption of progressivism.

elfman on March 12, 2011 at 1:12 PM

Indeed. Don’t kid yourselves. Billy Jeff is every bit the leftist Barry is. He just understands the country a lot better, and he’s a better politician. These comments by him have been coordinated by the White House, so that when Barry capitulates, he’s taking Clinton’s advice and not Palin’s.

Rational Thought on March 12, 2011 at 1:28 PM

I never had any problem with Clinton other than how he handled Somalia and his whore mentality of women. He was pro business.

Southernblogger on March 12, 2011 at 1:30 PM

I never had any problem with Clinton other than how he handled Somalia and his whore mentality of women. He was pro business.

Southernblogger on March 12, 2011 at 1:30 PM

Agreed.

It was always the herpes propagation that was most worrisome

Roy Rogers on March 12, 2011 at 1:32 PM

Clinton was a rapist, pervert, America-hater, socialist, and traitor. It’s because of him the Chinese nukes can hit their targets, it’s because of him Israel is only 9 miles wide in the center.

Clinton was an unmitigated disaster.

Anyone pining for the Clinton years should be deported.

rightwingyahooo on March 12, 2011 at 1:33 PM

troyriser_gopftw on March 12, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Do you mean that it would be easier to be president of China?

Mirimichi on March 12, 2011 at 1:33 PM

People talking wistfully about the Great Fellator is a sure sign that the sky is really flying, Chicken Little. To Clinton the No Fly Zone are his liaisons in the Oval (Oral?) Office with La Monica.How quickly we forget his great international disgrace.

MaiDee on March 12, 2011 at 1:35 PM

What Obama and his people want is control over the energy industry. At this point, based upon the healthcare takeover, who’s to say they won’t achieve it?

troyriser_gopftw on March 12, 2011 at 1:05 PM

You give Obama way too much credit. I believe he is an Affirmative Action Promoted Empty Suit. He is simply a no-nothing front man and he would say anything they tell him. He has no ideas or thoughts of his own, other than playing basketball and pleasing Michelle and his bosses. That is why Fat Teddy took him under his wing and promoted him. That fat drunkard thought that since he couldn’t get to be President he’d get his little puppet elected and get his agenda pushed through. It happened with healthcare but thank goodness that murderer died before he got to do more damage.

Deanna on March 12, 2011 at 1:40 PM

O/T:

Did the Headlines shrink from 10 to 8? Did I miss an announcement or something? They’re going by too fast now; I can’t keep up.

conservative pilgrim on March 12, 2011 at 12:22 PM
I noticed that too and I don’t like it.

jimmy the notable on March 12, 2011 at 1:20 PM

You should email Ed@hotair.com If we don’t say something, how will he ever know?

cynccook on March 12, 2011 at 1:44 PM

I wonder what issue will be the one that allows Hillary to convincingly resign in protest and when it will occur. A competition for fundraising sources should then cause Axelrod some headaches.

a capella on March 12, 2011 at 1:44 PM

BJ Clinton: “You know if my wife was President, I would be drilling everything.”

Caper29 on March 12, 2011 at 1:44 PM

“Miss me yet?” Hell yes. Clintoon was only a louse morally, whereas Obama is completely useless on everything that matters. I’d rather have a dirty old man who has a clue on economics than a race-baiting Marxist poverty pimp!

Dark-Star on March 12, 2011 at 1:47 PM

Clinton was an unmitigated disaster.

Anyone pining for the Clinton years should be deported.

rightwingyahooo on March 12, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Tell that to AnninCA. She is still convinced that he and Hillary were great co-Presidents.

Del Dolemonte on March 12, 2011 at 1:51 PM

Far from missing Bill, having said that. It is my firm belief that Pres. Clinton at least wanted America to succeed, albeit as more of a socialist entity than I would prefer. Our current commander in chief either by design or sheer incompetence appears bent on destroying us, both economically and through the destruction of rule of law, class warfare and revolt from within.

Koa on March 12, 2011 at 1:51 PM

Hey, Ed Morrissey, Glen Meakem, a Pittsburgh-based Saturday-morning radio host who has a conservative website, gave you a shout out this morning, saying that you expressed many common sense points about the failures of the ObaMao energy policy.

Meakem is a fine pro-growth advocate. Check out his site.
http://glenmeakem.com/

onlineanalyst on March 12, 2011 at 1:55 PM

Didn’t B.J. veto drilling in ANWR back when he was President? I’m glad he’s reversed his position on domestic drilling, but it would’ve been nice if we’d been getting oil out of there for the last 15 years.

Doughboy on March 12, 2011 at 1:59 PM

Clinton was a rapist, pervert, America-hater, socialist, and traitor. It’s because of him the Chinese nukes can hit their targets, it’s because of him Israel is only 9 miles wide in the center.

Clinton was an unmitigated disaster.

Anyone pining for the Clinton years should be deported.

rightwingyahooo on March 12, 2011 at 1:33 PM

How bout we deport the Indonesian Imposer instead?

If I grant you everything you say and more about Clinton, he’s George Freakin’ Washington compared to Barack Arnold Obama.

Bill Clinton = Played house with intern.

Barack Obama = Plays intern in the White House.

turfmann on March 12, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Yep, and worse, Hillary is a whole lot smarter than little Bammie.

slickwillie2001 on March 12, 2011 at 1:12 PM

Ya but Bammie’s a LIAR http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHVEDq6RVXc&feature=related

heshtesh on March 12, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Why? If Clinton were president, Americans would be further from recognizing the fundamental flaws and corruption of progressivism.

elfman on March 12, 2011 at 1:12 PM
Indeed. Don’t kid yourselves. Billy Jeff is every bit the leftist Barry is. He just understands the country a lot better, and he’s a better politician. These comments by him have been coordinated by the White House, so that when Barry capitulates, he’s taking Clinton’s advice and not Palin’s.

Rational Thought on March 12, 2011 at 1:28 PM

Both of you understand Billy Jeff. He is the consummate politician, able to finesse himself into looking good, but his is committed to leftist ideology.

onlineanalyst on March 12, 2011 at 2:08 PM

O/T:

Did the Headlines shrink from 10 to 8? Did I miss an announcement or something? They’re going by too fast now; I can’t keep up.

conservative pilgrim on March 12, 2011 at 12:22 PM
I noticed that too and I don’t like it.

jimmy the notable on March 12, 2011 at 1:20 PM

Maybe Ed and Allah joined the union and thru collective bargaining negotiated a reduced work load, don’t like the reduced headlines.

heshtesh on March 12, 2011 at 2:09 PM

Former President Bill Clinton said Friday that delays in offshore oil and gas drilling permits are “ridiculous” at a time when the economy is still rebuilding, according to attendees at the IHS CERAWeek conference

Forget Hill, he’s running!

Speakup on March 12, 2011 at 2:13 PM

And what was Billy Jeff’s position on oil drilling when he was president?

Gothguy on March 12, 2011 at 12:44 PM

Can’t tell you. But I can guess what his position on Monica was, though.

Dopenstrange on March 12, 2011 at 2:13 PM

Yup. Noticed that too. It’s a negative for me – should go up to 12 not down to 8.
Oh well
Who is John Galt?
turfmann on March 12, 2011 at 1:07 PM

I’m ok with change, but I don’t like this one.

@cynnccook–

Good idea. Will do.

conservative pilgrim on March 12, 2011 at 2:16 PM

Bill said the opposite when he was pres. I recall him saying that drilling in the Arctic was not the solution because it would take “10 years” before it would be online, same as the Left says today. He was an idiot then, and still is.

Hucklebuck on March 12, 2011 at 2:20 PM

BJ Clinton: “You know if my wife was President, I would be drilling everything.”

Caper29 on March 12, 2011 at 1:44 PM

Heh!

Work: Sometimes who you know is only “half” the job description

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc107/gunnyroy911/Work.jpg

Roy Rogers on March 12, 2011 at 2:22 PM

Let’s hope we don’t get to the point where we’re missing …. Jimmy Carter.

Well, as Glenn Reynolds has been saying for quite a while, Carter-II may be the best-case scenario.

nukemhill on March 12, 2011 at 2:23 PM

Speaking of Bill Clinton: Author Links Man Arrested in Quincy to the Subject of Her Book on Oklahoma City Bombing

slickwillie2001 on March 12, 2011 at 2:25 PM

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