As Rome Burns, a (Brief) Moment of Rationality

Even in a mental hospital filled with psychotics and schizophrenics, you’ll hear an occasional rational, coherent and true statement. So too with Washington D.C. (I mean no insult to the mentally ill when comparing them to the typical Washington politician). As a case in point, consider what one of the politicians who are destroying America actually had to say about the oil spill in a rare moment of lucidity and intellectual honesty:

“I know that this committee has its eyes on the environment. We in Louisiana … not only have our eyes on it, we have our heart invested in it and we are making a living on that delta. But we need the oil that comes from offshore to keep this economy moving. We must examine what went wrong, weigh the risk and rewards, fix what is broken and move on … If we could do without this oil, we would. But we simply cannot — not today, not in the near future.” (Senator Mary Landrieu, Democrat of Louisiana)

 (P.S. You’ll notice that in place of a picture of an oil spill or some poor oil-soaked wild animal, I’m posting a picture of the many benefits that oil and man’s productive use of fuel make possible. These benefits far outweigh the occasional errors or mistakes. I challenge anyone to claim otherwise).