Thanks to Michelle Malkin here is the voting list on the motion to allow offshore drilling:
Against (in straight party-line voting): Norman Dicks (WA), James Moran (VA), Maurice Hinchey (NY), John Oliver (MA), Alan Mollohan (WV), Tom Udall (NM), Ben Chandler (KY), Ed Pastor (AZ), and Dave Obey (WI), all Democrats.
For: Todd Tiahrt (KS), John Peterson (PA), Jo Ann Emerson (MO), Virgil Goode Jr. (VA), Ken Calvert (CA), and Jerry Lewis (CA), all Republicans.
This could have been an excellent issue for the Republicans in the fall, except that McCain is opposed to drilling in Anwar or opening up offshore drilling. Score one more for Obama, who may win this like Nixon beat McGovern if McCain continues to grow dumber (I'll comment in a different post about his view that the oil company profits are "obscene").
A key point is that the offshore part is really offshore: fifty to two hundred miles....
So, please join me in sending a personal letter to each of the individuals who voted for this measure. Unless you live in the district where the nay voters live, no reason to bother, because they obviously don't care about you, but are full converts to the Gospel of Environmentalism, which is now the most powerful religion in the U.S. by far. If you happen to live in a nay voter's district, please send a letter asking him to reconsider.