Zach, you know very well why blue states aren't targeted, buddy. The federal government can't make a state accept drilling off the coast. They can make plans and suggestions, but enough powers still remains with the states to keep it away. The feds know this, so they aren't going to target states that put up a fight. As for Obama, he has always been pretty moderate. His war and environmental policies have always been somewhere in the middle, which make it strange that the right hates him so much. The local media in Charleston is fairly liberal, but that is because this city is a political outcast for the state. The media can definitely be owned by the left or right, but I wouldn't call that a conspiracy. There are still fairly neutral news sources out there. Many of the scientific news sites and journals are research/data based, which keeps them in the middle. If you really want to read about the continued issues in the gulf, this is a good resource:http://www.sciencedaily.com/search/?keyword=Gulf+oil The topic of SC off-shore drilling is a depressing one. I am not sure how we fight it. Haley is a drill baby drill b1tch.