The McCain / Palin ticket likes to use the phrase "indepence from foreigh oil. I even got a mailing today from my Democratic Congressman, Jerry McNerney, long employed in the wind energy business, touting the fat that he worked on "reducing our dependency on foreign oil."
The only way to do that is to reduce our dependency on oil, period. At least some Republican get that, even if McCain / Palin don't. Consider David Jenkins, government affairs director at the group Republicans for Environmental Protection. According to CQ Politics,
But in a time of consumer panic over gas prices and a struggling economy, it will be a tall order for the next president to lay out a long-term strategy to both secure reliable supplies of energy and address global warming.
However, such a broad vision of the future will be essential for the president to confront the nation’s energy challenges successfully, said David Jenkins, government affairs director at the group Republicans for Environmental Protection.
“If people really understand the energy dynamic that we face, they understand that reducing our dependence on fossil fuels in the long term is really the way to reduce our energy prices.”