Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Thomas Friedman on Drill, Baby, Drill

Thomas L. Friedman, one of the most creative and integrative thinkers of today, had a great Op-Ed piece in the NYT . Filling in for Nicholas Kristof (who is doing quite a lot of travelling, lately with Jimmy Carter), he says:

'Drill, baby, drill' "reminds me of someone who, on the eve of the I.T. revolution — on the eve of PCs and the Internet — is pounding the table for America to make more I.B.M. typewriters and carbon paper. “Typewriters, baby, typewriters.”

Friedman quotes the Washington Post: “On a day when the Congressional Budget Office warned of looming deficits and a grim economic outlook, when the stock market faltered even in the wake of the government’s rescue of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, when President Bush discussed the road ahead in Iraq and Afghanistan, on what did the campaign of Senator John McCain spend its energy? A conference call to denounce Senator Barack Obama for using the phrase ‘lipstick on a pig’"

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