March 31st, 2010
01:13 PM ET

McCain to Obama: 'Drill baby, drill!

The "drill baby, drill" rally cry is back.

Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, on Wednesday hailed President Obama's decision to open U.S. coastal waters to oil and natural gas drilling.

Arizona's senior senator, who faces a tough Republican primary fight this year, tweeted: "Drill baby drill! Good move – where are Reid and Pelosi on this?"

During the 2008 presidential campaign, McCain - as well as his running mate Sarah Palin - wholeheartedly favored offshore drilling as gas prices rose throughout the country.

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  1. arnatlao

    good for people of us

    March 31, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. dklatt

    great, way to pollute the oceans even more! we need to invest in RENEWABLES!

    March 31, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Smiley

    Liberals are making too big a deal about the environmental impact, but conservatives are acting like it will make much more of a difference than is true.

    March 31, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. jimdboat

    Funny, I haven't heard the "drill, baby, drill" cry lately. They must all be busy running for cover.

    April 29, 2010 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  5. roger stanislaw

    Poor old John McCain; either his years have destroyed his memory of the Gulf Oilspill or the NVA removed some of his brain in that cage. In any event, as an Arizonian, I find him to be pathetic, redundant and embarrassing......

    August 1, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |