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Bill Clinton disses Obama's offshore drilling policies.

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posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 09:50 PM
Things must be getting really bad for Obama if even a former Democratic president is speaking out about what a horrible job he's doing.

Bill Clinton: Drilling delays 'ridiculous'

Former President Bill Clinton said Friday that delays in offshore oil and gas drilling permits are “ridiculous” at a time when the economy is still rebuilding, according to attendees at the IHS CERAWeek conference.

Clinton spoke on a panel with former President George W. Bush that was closed to the media. Video of their moderated talk with IHS CERA Chairman Daniel Yergin was also prohibited.

But according to multiple people in the room, Clinton, surprisingly, agreed with Bush on many oil and gas issues, including criticism of delays in permitting offshore since last year’s Gulf of Mexico spill.

“Bush said all the things you’d expect him to say” on oil and gas issues, said Jim Noe, senior vice president at Hercules Offshore and executive director of the pro-drilling Shallow Water Energy Security Coalition. But Clinton added, “You’d be surprised to know that I agree with all that,” according to Noe and others in the room.

Clinton said there are “ridiculous delays in permitting when our economy doesn’t need it,” according to Noe and others.

“That was the most surprising thing they said,” Noe said.

The two former presidents both generally agreed on the need to get offshore drilling workers back on the job.

Clinton and Bush also agreed on the need for more domestic shale gas production, with Clinton noting that it has been done safely for years in his home state of Arkansas.


Does this mean that TPTB are turning against Obama and his mishandling of the economy, or is this just Bill's personal opinion slipping out? It could be that he's still bitter over his wife loosing the primaries.

I wonder how Hillary feels about him shooting off his mouth? Maybe its part of her scheme to run against him again in 2012.

posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 09:17 AM
Hmmm, nothing huh?

Well, I thought it was interesting anyway.

posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 01:51 PM
reply to post by FortAnthem

This ties in well with Lindsey Williams predictions... American oil produced at over 200 a barrel.

posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 01:56 PM

Originally posted by FortAnthem


Have any quotes from Clinton to back up this story aside from one out of context word?
Just curious because any story that claims someone was saying something and cannot even include more than one word in the quote is a tad suspicious to me.

posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 02:12 PM
The pathetic thing is that domestic drilling will do very little to ease pricing...

We need to stop the speculative casino first and foremost,

we pay for the elites gambling tab, nothing is how it seems in the "market place"

posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 02:18 PM
reply to post by time91

Those weren't "predictions", he claims that he get this information from the elites. The CEO of a major oil company, something like that.

posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 04:29 PM
reply to post by Sinnthia

The article stated that there were no cameras allowed so there's no video evidence. They say they confirmed the comments with several people who did attend.

The Politico tends to be a bit left-leaning and I doubt they would publish an unfounded hit piece against Obama. At least on this issue, they have a bit more credibility in my eyes than Fox (Faux) News.

Politico hasn't, to my knowledge, gone to court to protect their right to report false information.

posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 12:26 AM
reply to post by Rockdisjoint

Its still a prediction...Albeit one based on inside information, but okay. By the way, I watched all his interviews and presentations on the energy non-crisis, maybe you should do the same, or 'something like that'.

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