After Saturday's forum, I happened to be standing nearby when Mark Udall said "T. Boone has it right." He said it over his shoulder on the way out the door. I likened it to Santa Clause's parting words in Twas the Night Before Christmas - just a throwaway line. If it isn't, then Mark Udall is cranking on the big blue lie machine again because he now claims in commercials to favor drilling.
Yesterday, the Vail Daily editorial page writer was obviously distraught at the drilling sellout of Mark Udall:
...The latest casualty of logic is our own representative in Congress, Mark Udall. The normally sensible Democrat, in his race for a U.S. Senate seat, has joined the chorus to drill, drill, drill and severely compromised his long-standing commitment to sustainable energy. Sure, Udall says more drilling should be part of an overall plan that includes other solutions, but the reality is it’s a cynical response to polls that show most Americans think drilling will quickly reduce prices at the pump.
The editor has some sage advice for Mark Udall and Barack Obama that we sincerely hope they will follow:
...it’s incumbent upon more progressive voices like that of Udall and Barack Obama – who also reversed his stance to embrace more drilling – to put the facts in front of the American people and support what they know is right, not what they think will help get them elected. Americans respect leaders who lead even the face of political expedience.
That's right, election and $4 gas prices be damned. Ignore the polls. Stick to your guns. The fact that Mark Udall and Barack Obama have caved on drilling identifies them as nothing more than ... politicians.
On a similar subject, Mark Hillman is writing on a similar subject at Townhall.com.