He's failed at just about everything else, but Bush has fattened the bottom line of the oil bidness. He does more of their bidding by lifting the ban on offshore drilling
. It's just a preliminary step, but good for demagoguery in the coming election. A friend of mine who represents oil companies -- and who supports offshore drilling -- notes that opening the drilling will have nil impact on oil supply for probably a decade, given the lead time to explore, lease and develop potential reserves.