WATCHING WASHINGTON OFFSHORE FLORIDA AT ISSUE
With Patrick Crow Logically, the arguments are against Florida's push to ban drilling off its shores. But politics, not logic, were at play during a Senate energy committee hearing on the issue last week. The event was a major show for the Florida television and print media: Sen. Bob Graham (D-Fla.), Sen. Connie Mack (R-Fla.), and Florida Gov. Lawton Chiles, a former U.S. senator, sat together and argued against drilling.