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Wednesday, Sep 3, 2008, 6:01 pm

Drill Baby, Drill

By Jeremy Gantz

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Current champion for most intimidating RNC 2008 chant, following GOPAC Chairman Michael Steele's emphatic solution for moving beyond foreign oil: "DRILL BABY, DRILL."

Here's his full remark: "So, do you want to put your country first? Then let's reduce our dependency on foreign sources of oil and promote oil and gas production at home. In other words, drill baby drill! And drill now!"

I'm gonna head out to the floor now. This is just too much fun...

Jeremy Gantz is a contributing editor at the magazine. He is the editor of The Age of Inequality: Corporate America's War on Working People (2017, Verso), and was the Web/Associate Editor of In These Times from 2008 to 2012. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, he worked as a reporter for The Cambodia Daily in 2007. After graduating from Carleton College in 2004, he lived in Sri Lanka on a Fulbright scholarship, studying the intersection of ethnic politics and public education. His articles have also appeared in Chicago-area newspapers, Alternet and the Onion’s A.V. Club.

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