I want to point out something that jumped out at me as soon as I heard about Obama's offshore drilling plan, but which no one else has mentioned:
Obama is okaying drilling off the coast of Republican states, while not allowing it off the coast of Democratic states.
This is so perfect: they have been demanding offshore drilling for years, despite the fact that it will do almost nothing to alleviate our energy problems- well, let them have it. In the meantime, we in the Democratic states get to protect our coastlines.
This is one great president.