No surprise here - the GOP convention Committee has decided to lie (by omission) to the American people in order to help their candidate get elected. While the GOP fully intends to drill in Alaska National Wildlife Reserve (ANWR) if McSame is elected, they've decided that, for now, they aren't going to tell the American people about those plans.
Republicans are putting John McCain's presidential prospects above their wish to drill for oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Members of the GOP platform committee voted Wednesday to stick with an energy plank that doesn't mention drilling in the refuge, saying it would only highlight an area where they differ with the Arizona senator. McCain opposes drilling in that protected land, and some committee members said they would rather bring him around on the issue once he's in the White House than widen their disagreement now.
That's right, the GOP plans include drilling in ANWR, but they've decided not to tell us that.
"He's not there yet," said delegate Jeff Grossman of Oregon. "Prudence would dictate that we leave the text as it is until our candidate catches up with us."
Delegates endorsed expanded drilling generally, both offshore and in Alaska, North Dakota and Montana, and declared that the Alaskan refuge should not be put off limits to the oil industry permanently.
Who's running for office, McCain or some back room, cigar-chomping, oil company-loving pack of fat-cat Republicans?
So the deal has apparently been struck and no doubt McCain is on board, ready to lie by omission -- McCain and the GOP just won't talk about drilling in ANWR for now.
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