Reuters is reporting today that Senator Dick Durbin had a change of heart about offshore oil exploration. Reuters stated that Durbin told the Wall Street Journal that "I'm open to drilling and responsible production." According to Durbin, he might even be able to convince Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to flip as well.
Well, this is quite the quandary for our friend Dan Seals. TA hears that he's spent the last couple of weeks railing against the idea of offshore oil exploration -- and now his supposed friend Dick Durbin has pulled the rug out from under him. I guess they didn't have any policy discussions at the Northbrook parade last week.
Given the chances that Seals will flip on this issue like a cirque du soleil acrobat, I'm starting a new TA tradition -- the Seals Flipper Pool. What day do you think The Pup will flip on offshore oil exploration? Will he ever?
I'm taking the first bet -- July 21.