Jim Gilmore, on the other hand, knows what needs to be done. And now:
Gilmore on Oil Prices: Drill ‘Now’He's right. We've got to do it now.
By Mac McLean, Reporter, Bristol Herald Courier
Bristol, Va. – Gas was going for $3.94 a gallon at the Euclid Avenue Chevron on Tuesday when former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore filled the tank of David Sizemore’s minivan.
The two talked about the effect gas prices have had on the economy and how Gilmore, the Republican candidate in Virginia’s U.S. Senate race, would work to lower them if he was elected to office this November.
“Hopefully, he can do what he desires to do,” Sizemore, pastor of the local Norfolk Avenue Baptist Church, said after their conversation. “Probably the only people who aren’t affected by [higher gas prices] are those who don’t buy gas.”
Gilmore said the increasing costs of gas and food were two of the most common concerns he’s heard from voters on the campaign trail. He told Sizemore the best way to bring them down was to start drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and off the Florida coastline.
“Oil prices will drop immediately if they know we’re going to bring in more oil,” Gilmore said. * “We’ve got to drill in ANWR, and we’ve got to do it now.” (link)
Meanwhile Mark Warner talks of "providing employers with incentives to let personnel telecommute or offer flexible scheduling that would allow four 10-hour work days instead of five eight-hour days."
For the love of God.