Former Assembly Speaker John Gard has challenged his opponent Congressman Steve Kagen to town hall meetings that would focus on energy. Gard has clearly jumped on the conservative bandwagon on energy and has been focusing on his desire to drill our way out of our energy crisis. He has not moved off the right wing script at all, calling for the federal government to lift restrictions on offshore drilling. Whether his opponent shows up to one of these ‘town halls’ or not, someone should ask Gard if he also feels so strongly about lifting similar bans on drilling in the Great Lakes. If not, then why not and what is the difference?