The news item tells us that Obama opposes the Cline Mine. I quote: “Barack Obama has joined the list of prominent state and federal officials who oppose a proposed coal mine in the Canadian Flathead Valley. On May 29, Obama’s Montana campaign manager Matt Chandler sent an e-mail to Will Hammerquist of the National Parks Conservation Association announcing the presidential candidate’s opposition to a plan by the Cline Mining Corporation to begin an open-pit coal mine in the headwaters of the Canadian Flathead River drainage.”
Now Obama is on record as opposing NAFTA and Canadian mining. Will Canadians soon be e-mailing their American cousins asking them to support McCain. That will be a hard sell: the weekend Los Angeles Times reports on Cindy McCain and her running of a company that opposes efforts by Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Not to speak of her extensive drug use. But I suppose she will be the first lady, not the president, and she will probably not seek the nomination any time soon, so leave her and Mrs. Obama alone.
What a choice for president? Maybe we can elect McCain and get Cindy to Vancouver to change the way booze is sold in that repressive system. I bought drinkable wine in California for less than $3 a bottle this weekend to drink to drown the sorrow of Cindy. Try doing that in Vancouver; I have to make my own at a neighborhood store to get that price to drink to Canadian mining.