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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Be careful about citing the voice of the people ...

Can we please have a rest from people chanting that we have to drill for oil offshore the US because some percentage of people (usually an inflated number, the result of a biased poll question along the lines of "Would you rather freeze in the dark on the way to the bank to withdraw your last dime because of energy costs or would you rather drill offshore using a magical new process that never spills a single drop and leaves teeth whiter and breath fresher") demand drilling?

There is probably nothing that a greater percentage of Americans would like to see more than the heads of oil executives on poles outside gas stations, but ideas like that show that vox populi isn't always to be trusted, is it?