Why Is Obama Cuddling Up to Karl Rove and His Gas Drilling Friends?
By Nora Eisenberg, AlterNet
Posted on November 5, 2010, Printed on November 8, 2010
In the days following Tuesday’s election, President Obama’s first peace offering to hardliners across the aisle was telling: “We’ve got, I think, broad agreement that we’ve got terrific natural gas resources in this country,”he said. At the same time he was giving the thumbs-up for natural gas drilling, Karl Rove was doing the same, appearing as the keynote speaker at Pittsburgh’s David Lawrence Convention Center for the DUG (Developing Unconventional Gas) East Coast conference on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale.