Suddenly It's a Different Ballgame
After a horrible series of downs leaving them deep in their own territory and a blocked punt, the team has a goal line defense from the first play.
The offense quickly moves the ball to within inches of scoring and then the ball is snapped again and the players rush into the end zone and start celebrating a touchdown.
But the ref doesn't signal a score. He's in the backfield looking down at the football that is lying on the ground where the quarterback dropped it.
While the offense is celebrating its non-existent touchdown what should the defense do? Logically they should pick up the fumbled football and run it into the other endzone. It is a real possibility especially since the premature celebration has the other team too occupied to notice.
But will they do it?
My own congressman, Dave Camp, has lined up for the run. How about the rest of them.
Update: Yes Worldnet Daily is a reactionary web site, kind of a conservative answer to a lot of supposedly unbiased MSM magazines and sites. But how about one who supported and worked with Bill Clinton? Dick Morris has this to say:
Meanwhile, McCain and the Republicans have finally found an issue — oil drilling — exposing how the Democrats oppose drilling virtually anywhere that there might be recoverable oil. Not in Alaska. Not offshore. Not in shale deposits in the West. The Democratic claim that we “cannot drill our way out of the crisis in gas prices” begs the question of whether, had we drilled five years ago, we would be a lot less dependent on foreign market fluctuations.
The truth is that the Democrats put the need to mitigate climate change ahead of the imperative of holding down gasoline prices at the pump. If there was ever a fault line between elitist and populist approaches to a problem, this is it. In fact, liberals basically don’t see much wrong with $5 gas. Many have been urging a tax to achieve precisely this level, just like Europe has done for decades.
Obama said that he was unhappy that there was not a period of “gradual adjustment” to the high prices, but seems to shed few tears over the current levels. After all, if your imperative is climate change, a high gas price is worth 10 times a ratified Kyoto treaty in bringing about change.
Curious that he used the precise term "We cannot drill our way out".