D’oh! Linda McMahon Picks Now To Call For More Offshore Drilling

May 14, 2010 5:22 a.m.

In campaigns — like in pro-wrestling — timing is everything. And Linda McMahon (R), last seen running way behind in the Connecticut Senate race, is proving she’s a master of when to say just the right thing.

Fresh off news of the cataclysmic oil spill in the gulf of Mexico, McMahon recently distributed a mailer where she promised to put ‘Connecticut back to work’ by calling on the government to “increase offshore drilling and production.”

Ted Mann of The Day has the picture, which is worth at least a thousand barrels of spilled crude.McMahon says it’s time to loosen the “burdensome regulations” that can “inhibit growth.”

Drilling for oil near sensitive coastline ecosystems is a win-win, the McMahon in the mailer. “Offshore oil drilling will create jobs and increase energy supply without cost to the taxpayer,” it reads.

This isn’t the first time McMahon has had to deal a, perhaps, poor choice of imagery. Shortly after she announced she was running for Chris Dodd’s seat in the Senate last October, Democrats called on her to explain some old footage from her days at World Wrestling Entertainment — which they said suggested McMahon was making money from necrophilia.

Nor is it the first time her timing has been questioned. As Republicans continued to beat the drums about ACORN and it’s alleged corrupt voter registration practices, McMahon’s campaign was forced to cancel a program it had planned to increase the voter rolls by paying canvassers $5 for every Republican they registered.

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