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Drilling Altmire III

| Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Mr. Pasternak attempted to justify Congressman Altmire's preferences for solving our energy crisis: clamp down on speculators and pressure the oil companies into drilling on their current leases, both of which are minor or bogus excuses.

Altmire's office reiterated these positions to me -- and every Democrat interviewed on the subject will say the same thing. It's the party line, the talking points dictated by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and MoveOn.org's George Soros.

At no time are they willing to address the will of 75 percent of the American people -- drill now . They have no logical plan to address our short-term energy shortfall.

Altmire has some choices to make. Will he continue to follow the mandates of Pelosi/Soros• Or will he respond to the needs and welfare of the people in his district?

Go back to work, Mr. Altmire, and get it done.

Charles Schrankel

Ross

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