McCain said it. Palin seconded it. That was the difference between them and the other side. George Bush being a former oil man, said let the oil companies self-regulate the off shore drilling. Dick Cheney, former Haliburton president. Is it not a surprise that Haliburton is in the middle of the current mess? Obama authorizes Off shore drilling. He did try to find common ground with the conservatives. Drill baby drill, self-regulate, let private corporations make the rules. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Drill yes. But not with the reckless abandon of drill baby drill. Not without GOVERNMENT regulation. Not too much regulation but we see the result of not enough regulation. Once again the far right has shown to be wrong with real world results.