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'Drill-baby-drill' widely mocked as a slogan

The environmental disaster involving BP's high tech drilling in the Gulf of Mexico has revived debate over the wisdom of the 'drill-baby-drill' crowd, the slogan chanted at the 2008 Republican convention, and President Barack Obama's typical split-the-difference recent move in that direction. Paul Krugman dismisses as desperate Rush Limbaugh's zero-evidence suggestion that green-types blew up the rig.

It's become more like 'spill baby spill.'

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