Way to observe the anniversary of the worst off-shore oil disaster in history!
Yesterday NC Senate Republicans unveiled their scheme to force Gov. Perdue into a three-state "compact" with those other towering edifices of backward thinking, Virginia and South Carolina, to drill for fossil energy off the coast of North Carolina.
Too late, apparently, did the Honorables realize that the date also happened to be the first anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion, which led to some really lame rationalization and this piece of stunning logic. Said one of the bill's chief sponsors, Sen. Bob Rucho of Mecklenburg County, “But what we did learn from this disaster is we learned from our mistakes.”