We've had enough of ... triangulation and poll-driven politics. "That's not what we need right now." - Barack Obama, October 2007
For years, the debate over offshore drilling for gas and oil has been a war of sound bites between the “drill now, drill everywhere” crowd that dominated the Bush administration and the Republican campaign in 2008, and members of the environmental community who would leave the country’s outer continental shelf untouched.
[President Obama's] new strategy — the result of more than a year of work by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar — also confronts an essential political reality: the Senate will insist on offshore drilling as part of a broader bill, expected after Easter, addressing climate change and other energy-related problems. Mr. Obama is trying to anticipate and shape that discussion by identifying areas that he thinks can responsibly be opened for exploration while quarantining others.
(Emphasis supplied.) Only a blind devotee can deny this is triangulation. Whether it is a good idea or not, it is obviously triangulation.
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