MORNING READ

Congressional Democrats' proposal to nationalize oil refineries has free-market conservative bloggers in a tizzy. Republicans in Congress, however, have the same bloggers excited for more offshore oil drilling. And the return of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) has conservative bloggers thinking of him for a new office and liberal bloggers remembering the Republican primaries.

In response to Republicans' call for lifting the ban on offshore oil and gas drilling, House Democrats called for nationalizing oil refineries to better control the domestic oil supply. They're "freaking insane," according to RedState's haystack, who points out that the Democrats had blocked a measure creating more oil refineries just a few days ago. Democrats want a "socialist solution" to gas prices, writes Hot Air's Allahpundit, who prefers John McCain's call for more nuclear reactors.

It's "pathetic" to have to go to the Saudis for more oil when the United States could instead heed the Republicans' call and drill for its own oil, writes Victor Davis Hanson at The Corner. Maybe if the United States had been drilling decades ago, the country wouldn't endure such high gas prices, suggests RedState's Pejman Yousefzadeh.

Giuliani has resurfaced to do what he does best: attack Democrats over national security. That the McCain campaign has put Giuliani out front in its offensive against Obama shows that it believes it can win the debate over terror detainees' habeas corpus rights, according to Contentions' Jennifer Rubin. Giuliani, who has shown interest in running for New York governor, could win if he goes back to being the "combative, happy warrior" he was known for as mayor and stays away from his "Mr. Congeniality" personality seen during the presidential primaries, writes Patrick Ruffini at The Next Right. Giuliani's attacks gives TalkingPointsMemo's Josh Marshall cause to rehash his unwavering focus on 9/11, which didn't work against his rivals for the GOP presidential nomination.

FROM THE BLOGS:
Democrats Skip Right Over Socialism - haystack, RedState
Dem Calls for Nationalizing Oil Industry - Allahpundit, Hot Air
Drilling and Our Collective Madness - V. D. Hanson, The Corner
Drill: White House Gets Involved - P. Yousefzadeh, RedState
Rudy Joins The Fray - Jennifer Rubin, Contentions
N.Y. Gov.: Rudy Do Over? - Patrick Ruffini, The Next Right
Giuliani's Tanned, He's Rested, He's 9/11 - Josh Marshall, TPM
Rumsfeld Holds a Grudge - Todd Beeton, MyDD
Boeing: McCain Should Get Out in Front - Rich Lowry, The Corner
Majority of The Majority Opposes Immunity - mcjoan, Daily Kos
McCain Has The Abramoff Problem - Kagro X, Daily Kos
Obama Hits Back - Todd Beeton, MyDD
Don Young's Lobbyist A-Team - Kate Klonick, TPM Muckraker
Change That Juneau Can Believe In? - Nate Silver, The Plank
Obama Psyched for Nuremberg-bin Laden Trial - Allahpundit, Hot Air
Gen. Jones On Stage W/ McCain - E. Bumiller, The Caucus
Case for Tim Pawlenty - Chris Cillizza, The Fix
Obama's Rightward Drift - Matt Stoller, Open Left

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Obama Tightens Control of Image and Access - New York Times
Dearth of Ships Delays Drilling of Offshore Oil - New York Times
Huge Win For Boeing - The Hill
Maybe It's Not The Best Place - Los Angeles Times