Has Bill Clinton joined the "Drill here, Drill now" group? Why is he calling for "Drill baby drill!"?

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51150.html

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.

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8 Responses to “Has Bill Clinton joined the "Drill here, Drill now" group? Why is he calling for "Drill baby drill!"?”

  1. Water Says:

    Bill is wrong.

    You know, I just read the article. You forgot to mention that NO MEDIA was at the event, and that these so-called "quotes" from Bill Clinton were provided by attendees. Who just happened to be in the energy industry.

    I find that to be suspect.

    And the only interesting thing in the whole article to me, was the very last sentence:

    "Obama said that domestic oil refiners aren’t seeing a supply shortage — they’re operating at near-full capacity."

  2. Aubrey Says:

    Yea, he needs to step in for Obama again so Obama can leave a press conference and answer to the first lady.

  3. Chewy Ivan 2 Says:

    For twenty years, conservatives have claimed Bill Clinton only tells people what he thinks they want to hear. Is now any different?

  4. bookish Says:

    What he’s saying, since you don’t seem to understand, is that these permits, which are legal, should not be delayed at this point in time. He’s not talking about changing any current regulations; he’s talking about granting permits in a timely manner.
    I find the right’s obsession with Bill Clinton and Barack Obama to be somewhat amusing.

  5. Messin with Sasquatch! Says:

    He musta been taking his "smart pills" at the time. Unlike his political ally and current incompetent President Obama.

    He’s right!

  6. Bulldog Says:

    I presume he see’s it as fulfilling a Hussein promise of getting people back to work and controlling gas prices.When he was in office,he released surplus oil,to bring the price down,which bozo in office,refuses to do.It’s also a way to get even with bozo.

  7. mr danger Says:

    Y’know guys there is a solution that we can do immediately which doesn’t require drilling anything:For the next 2 years eliminate the taxes on a gallon of gas which currently represent about 14% of the at -the -pump price
    Sure government revenues will be decreased But there may be a way to recoup some of that
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuel_taxes_in_the_United_States

  8. Paul Grass™℠ Says:

    Yes he has although Hillary is yet to commit he knows it is past time, and with all the traveling he does and having to send cars for his lady friends when Hill is away on government business gets expensive