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Re: The Great Race

Reader Charles Johnson writes in:

Nice post. Nothing like the obvious – how about next time some pol declares we can’t drill our way out the problem, someone ask “why not”?
Thus a little anecdote: Last year I took an Alaska cruise and in the process bagged my 50th state. I was hoping there would be a few history lectures and such but we got  “Alaska Bob,” environmentalist extraordinaire. He was OK up until the subject came to ANWR. You see, there just isn’t enough oil up there to make a difference. Bob informs us that some enviro group whose name I forget has done a survey and determined there are only 3 billion barrels of oil. This is a nonprofit, with no ax to grind with anybody, right? However, we are also told, Chevron who wants to drill thinks there are 35 billion barrels. Bob then looks to the audience of about 100 and asks (wink,wink) So who do you believe? After the chuckles, like a dope I raised my hand. Well why wouldn’t you believe the guys who are putting up the money? I then got a glimpse of what it must feel like striking out with the bases loaded in Philadelphia.
Happy Fathers Day,

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