Sen. Jim DeMint’s (R-SC) office is reporting that following major capitulation by Democrats on the bans on exploration and drilling for offshore oil and oil shale, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is attempting to slip a new ban on oil shale unseen into the financial bailout deal bill. Sounds familiar; if you can’t win in public, sneak it into a completely unrelated bill when nobody’s paying attention.
Americans for Prosperity has a response up.
Here’s an idea, Sen. Reid…along with that stealth ban, why not slip in your own bank account number so we can recoup the extra money we’ll be paying for gas in the absence of the 800 billion to 2 trillion barrels of oil we won’t be able to get anywhere near?
UPDATE: As commenter jonolan remarks, at least now we know one reason Sen. Reid was so hasty to wave McCain away from Washington this week.