Mr. Off-Shore Drilling Versus Mr. Ethanol

With the Obama campaign about to begin another conference call attacking John McCain on energy issues — and on the day that the Times runs a story on A1 documenting the ways in which Obama is captive to Big Corn — the McCain campaign announces a web ad called “energy security” in which the candidate asserts that he is the more independent voice on energy.

From the release:

blockquote>Script For “Energy Security” (Web 1:00)

CHYRON: A reliance on oil

A threat to our climate.

A threat to our economy.

A threat to national security.

JOHN MCCAIN: “Much of the world’s oil supply is controlled by states, regimes and a cartel for which America’s well being is not exactly a priority.”

“We must shift our entire energy economy toward new and cleaner power sources such as wind, solar, biofuels. It will include a variety of new automotive and fuel technologies, clean-burning coal and nuclear energy.”

CHYRON: Shift our economy.

Alternative energy.

Plug-in and hybrid.

Clean coal.

Nuclear energy.

JOHN MCCAIN: “The next president must be willing to break with the energy policies not just of the current Administration, but the administrations that preceded it, and lead a great national campaign to achieve energy security for America.”

CHYRON: End the federal moratorium on drilling.

Clean technologies.

Energy security.

JOHN MCCAIN: “I know how to do that and I will do it my friends.”

CHYRON: Reform — Prosperity — Peace

Paid for by John McCain 2008

Mr. Off-Shore Drilling Versus Mr. Ethanol