Senator Barack Obama

No Sir. I Don't Like It.

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Sen. Barack Obama suggested he could accept an expansion of offshore oil drilling today if it is in a broader package of energy measures that would free the logjam on energy bills in Congress.

No. No. No.

Drilling bans along the Pacific coast and the Northeast would remain in place under this compromise.

Better. But still... no, no, no. He really screwed this one up. More offshore oil drilling is a total waste -- an unequivocally awful idea. He said that he doesn't want gridlock, but with a Democratic majority in both the House and Senate... what gridlock?

UPDATE: GottaLaff posted almost the exact same reaction.