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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Pelosi indicates openness to offshore drilling vote (when Hell freezes over)

Pelosi is trying to defuse this explosive issue that Republicans have exploited ot an extent that surprises their side.

But nothing will get done if Pelosi has her way:
She indicated such a vote would have to be part of a larger package that included other policies, like releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, which she said could bring down prices in a matter of days.

“But it has to be part of something that says we want to bring immediate relief to the public and is not just a hoax on them,” Pelosi continued.

She even indicated that she might support a package that includes drilling. She said her decision on whether to support such legislation would depend on how the policies are packaged.

“It’s not excluded, let’s put it that way,” Pelosi said.

Pelosi wants to be able to say that she was open to compromise but Republicans stood in her way.

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