House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) took up the “drill more, drill now” refrain Saturday in the Democrats’ weekly radio address, offering up a list of policy proposals intended to show that Democrats do indeed care about high gas and energy prices.

Here’s the YouTube version (text can be found here):

Pelosi bashes the Bush administration for failing to deal with energy issues for the past eight years, and she offers up all the obligatory slams against Big Oil. It’s not just about drilling, she reminds listeners, outlining proposals to invest in mass transit, tighten mileage standards, and fund clean energy research. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer makes very similar points in a Wall Street Journal essay today.

Will voters respond to a “drill more, but invest in the future” policy, or will the GOP succeed with its “drill only” politics?

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