Who knew the powers of Sarah Palin could transcend the space-time continuum, and that years after that fact, we would no longer be chanting "Yes, we can!", but instead heeding the advice of the prophetess of the Far North?
From a Daily Kos poll, no less:
Do you favor or oppose increasing offshore drilling for oil and gas in U.S. coastal areas?
Not Sure 8
Does the recent Deep Horizon oil spill make you more or less likely to favor increasing offshore drilling for oil and gas in U.S. coastal areas, or does it have no real effect on your point of view?
More likely 32
Less likely 13
No Effect 55
Guess the American people see that oil spill as a "one-off", or a "lone wolf" rig. Maybe we're smart enough to know that one setback should not cancel out an entire policy, which would make us smarter than Barack Obama and his entire administration, who have already subtly announced that the Obama plan to expand the amount of people allowed to consider thinking about possibly drilling for oil some day far in the future , far off the coastline is now dead.
Check this out:
Expanded drilling was popular across the board. Even among Democrats, a slight plurality continues to favor increasing offshore drilling (49-45).
Is common sense become a bipartisan feature of the electorate? If so, the Democrats are in even deeper sh*t than they realize...