As any reader of this blog will know, I am a strong supporter of opening up new areas in North America to oil drilling and freeing companies to develop western oil shale reserves. Republicans in Congress are currently bashing Pelosi and the Democrats for not opening this development up. Fair enough, I guess, but where were the Republican for the six years they had both the Congress and the Presidency?
As a libertarian, the situation in Congress simply sucks. Republicans, who purport to be our allies on economic issues, do nothing of consequence with their six years running Congress. Democrats, who purport to be our allies on civil liberties issues, immediately roll over on FISA once taking over Congress. My general observation is that I like both parties better when they are in opposition.