Michele Bachmann Sticks By Crazy Everglades Oil Drilling Plan

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While passing through Florida last week, Tea Party queen and Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann made waves by suggesting she'd be open to drilling for oil in the Everglades. Never mind the fact that scientists claim there's very little oil lying under river of gross, and even fellow Tea Partier Allen West said it was a "faux pas." Bachmann is undeterred, and says only " radical environmentalists" would be opposed to drilling in a national park that is a critical source of drinking water for millions of people.

Bachmann has since walked back on her remarks, but hasn't abandoned them all together.

"I haven't said specifically that we should be accessing energy [in the Everglades]," she said while in Miami earlier this week. "The American people are saying: Let's access this wonderful treasure trove of energy that God has given to us in this country. Let's access it responsibly. That's the answer. If we can access energy responsibly, we do it. If we can't, we don't. It's that simple."

Well, we know for certain that God has given us a major resource in the Everglades, but is there actually oil lurking around?

"There is no known evidence that there is a significant hydrocarbon deposit beneath the Everglades," USF Geologist Dr. Albert Hine told WTSP.

Though, facts like that seem to be nothing but roadblocks to Bachmann.

"The radical environmentalists put up one road block after another to prevent accessing American energy," she told the station. "We also have oil in the Eastern Gulf region."

Southwest Florida is a huge Republican stronghold. We'll have to see come the Florida primary how they feel about the possibility of living in between two potential oil drilling sites in the Gulf of Mexico and Everglades.

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DUHHH
DUHHH

Excuse us for being annoyed at thought of this woman coming down here and saying "hey yall! By the way, I would love to drill for some oil in your beautiful national park!" I'm not an Obama fan but I wouldn't trade him in for Michele. But she did say "If we can access energy responsibly, we do it. If we can't, we don't. It's that simple." and the responsible thing would be not to. 

Nomore
Nomore

Elect anyone but Obama!  Pass it on!

Guest
Guest

I see there is a bunch of libs here!

Gs1955
Gs1955

What is so screwed up with Minnesota that she keeps getting elected?

ELLEOHELLE
ELLEOHELLE

She can gtfoutta here with that!!

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Guest
Guest

too bad an alligator didn't eat her

GoToHellMichelle
GoToHellMichelle

Maybe her self-hating gay husband needs to drill her oil a little more often!

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

The fact that Michele Bachmann's bid for the presidency has even the remotest chance of succeeding should be seen as a divine warning to the American electorate­

Liberalismisamentaldisorder
Liberalismisamentaldisorder

yeah, liberals tend to make general, emotional comments with no substance.  Obama is going to pay for your health and unemployment while he enjoys his luxury vacations, White House parties, and golf.  Now go get your welfare while we taxpayers work long hours to pay for you.

RobertESQ
RobertESQ

She has a higher IQ than most of the bloggers on here!  Lawyers for Bachmann!

Guest
Guest

Liberals all about the hating, no substance.

MBWeloveyou
MBWeloveyou

Bachmann for President!  She is against everything Obama stands for!

Daniel
Daniel

This election is not about social issues my friend, it is about jobs!  I am a social worker.  Gay marriage will eventually be legalized in every state.  

CALOVESMICHELE
CALOVESMICHELE

Self hating gay husband?  Pay a visit to her husband for a mental health evaluation.  

Rob
Rob

I rather have Bachmann over Obama any day.  

ELLEOHELLE
ELLEOHELLE

Being against everything Obama stands for, does not a good presidential candidate make. I'm sure there's plenty of Republicans WAYYYYYYYYY better than Bachmann. I don't even worry about it because she is not going to be president.

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