Many Democrats are evidently beginning to feel the heat on offshore oil exploration and drilling.
The Politico is reporting that Nancy Pelosi has not-so-secretly told Dems who are in trouble in their electroates to go independent of the party line and support offshore drilling if they need to.
Pelosi of course comes from one of the most liberal districts in the country, in a state that is almost solidly opposed to offshore drilling. I think it is pleasant though that she recognizes that not all Democrats are from San Francisco.
All of this comes as Republicans finished their second day of debate on the empty floor of the House in protest of the Democrats leaving such a weighty legislative agenda for after the recess.
This oil situation MUST be voted on before September 30, otherwise the ban expires and then it is left up to the states. Wow, what a novel idea… 🙂