The PJ Tatler

Clinton slams offshore permitorium

More Clintons going rogue?

Former President Bill Clinton said Friday that delays in offshore oil and gas drilling permits are “ridiculous” at a time when the economy is still rebuilding, according to attendees at the IHS CERAWeek conference.

Clinton spoke on a panel with former President George W. Bush that was closed to the media. Video of their moderated talk with IHS CERA Chairman Daniel Yergin was also prohibited. …

Clinton said there are “ridiculous delays in permitting when our economy doesn’t need it,” according to Noe and others.

“That was the most surprising thing they said,” Noe said.

The two former presidents both generally agreed on the need to get offshore drilling workers back on the job.

The other former president being Bush. Hillary Clinton’s State Dept slammed the Pentagon for its treatment of Bradley Manning just a couple of days ago. In these two attack lines, the Clintons have gone to Obama’s left and to his right.