Beating a Dead Horse

The Senate released its budget today, with–you guessed it–language to open the Arctic Refuge. The first thing that came to our minds? That old Ben Franklin quote: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”

Why are Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) and his allies expecting different results in 2006 when similar tactics failed on all fronts in 2005?

The new budget scheme manipulates different rules and procedures–manipulations they aren’t even attempting to disguise as “balancing the budget.” Now, they are openly manipulating the rules of the Senate to give Arctic drilling a free pass.

Help us deliver a flood of phone calls and emails to Senate and House offices ringing with the same message: “Americans are tired of the games. It’s time for a real, Arctic-free energy policy.”