Di Fi writes an op-ed that is a perfect example of liberal think: let’s not do something that’s not a perfect solution, despite the fact that it is a partial solution.
Her column explains correctly or incorrectly (and it really doesn’t matter for purposes of my post), that the off-shore drilling Bush just authorized will not, without other steps being taken as well, solve the energy problem and that more needs to be done. In my world, the one doesn’t preclude the other: just because offshore drilling isn’t the ultimate fix doesn’t mean it’s something that should be shelved.
In Di Fi world, because it’s not the ultimate fix, it should be disregarded entirely, as we drag our feet perpetually towards some distant energy nirvana. Anything short of this perfection is just a “distraction.” And this from someone who represents the community that claims to be “reality based.” Well, I guess it is reality if you live in Cloud Cuckoo Land.