“And by the way, on that oil rig — and I’m sure you’ve probably heard this story — you look down, and there’s fish everywhere! There’s fish everywhere! Yeah, the fish love to be around those rigs. So not only can it be helpful for energy, it can be helpful for some pretty good meals as well.”

— John McCain, at a townhall meeting on Wednesday, explaining why oil rigs off of the Louisiana coast are beneficial and safe, despite the fact that at least three offshore oil rigs are missing and “presumed to be total losses” after Hurricane Ike

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