Barry quite contrary
August 4, 08, 7:10 pm
Filed under: politics

They – call – him flipper…. flipper….

After taking a bit of pummeling in the polls for his very liberal energy platform Barack Obama has now experienced a change of heart:

LANSING, MICH. — Democrat Barack Obama called today for tapping the nation’s strategic oil reserves to help drive down gasoline prices, a shift from his previous position on the issue.

The reversal is the second refinement in Obama’s energy policy. Last week, he said that he would reluctantly consider accepting some offshore oil drilling. Obama had previously said he opposed such drilling, which is strongly backed by rival John McCain, who has urged that states be allowed to decide whether to drill.

For those not familiar with liberal press-speak, refinement = 180% turn.

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Barack Obama shifts on tapping national oil reserves