breast cancer oil.jpgBy Ann Coulter, June 25:

Liberals dismiss studies that show a link between abortion and breast cancer, claiming they are biased because the people promoting the studies are “anti-choice.”
For the same reason, no one should believe the Democrats’ “energy” policies.
Democrats couldn’t care less about high gas prices. The consistent policy of the Democratic Party, going back at least to Jimmy Carter, has been to jack up gas prices so we can all start pedaling around on tricycles….

[C]onsumers now pay about 46¢ per gallon in gasoline taxes…. [I]n the past 25 years oil companies have paid more than 3 times in taxes what they have made in profits….
In response to skyrocketing gas prices, liberals say, practically in unison, “We can’t drill our way out of this crisis.”
What does that mean? This is like telling a starving man, “You can’t eat your way out of being hungry!” “You can’t water your way out of drought!” “You can’t sleep your way out of tiredness!” “You can’t drink yourself out of dehydration!”
Seriously, what does it mean? Finding more oil isn’t going to increase the supply of oil?…
Liberals complain that – as B. Hussein Obama put it – there’s “no way that allowing offshore drilling would lower gas prices right now. At best you are looking at 5 years or more down the road.”…
Say, you know what we need? We need a class of people paid to anticipate national crises and plan solutions in advance. It would be such an important job, the taxpayers would pay them salaries so they wouldn’t have to worry about making a living and could just sit around anticipating crises.
If only we had had such a group – let’s call them “elected representatives” — they could have proposed drilling 5 years ago!
But of course we do pay people to anticipate national problems and propose solutions. Some of them – we’ll call them Republicans – did anticipate high gas prices and propose solutions….
Six long years ago President Bush had the foresight to demand that Congress allow drilling in a minuscule portion of the Alaska’s barren, uninhabitable Arctic National Wildlife Refuge . In 2002, Bush, Tom DeLay and the entire Republican Party were screaming from the rooftops: Drill! Drill! Drill!…
The other party – plus John McCain – ferociously opposed drilling in ANWR, drilling offshore or drilling anyplace else. Instead of Drill! Drill! Drill!, their motto could be: Kill! Kill! Kill!
They refuse to believe our abortion studies? I refuse to believe they care about Americans having to pay high gas prices.

BTW, to Coulter’s premise, Karen Malec of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer responded:

Never mind that most of the researchers who conducted those studies call themselves “pro-choice,” such as Dr. Janet Daling of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Never mind that the overwhelming majority of those studies report risk increases for women who have abortions. Never mind that even critics of the abortion and breast cancer link within the scientific community admit that the biological reasons for such a link are sound.

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