From a Republican aide:

"Not to align myself with the Frank Luntzes of the world, but there’s a good reason to say “deep sea” rather than “offshore” … “offshore” makes it sound like we’re talking about putting oil rigs right off the coast, like the ones you can see from the beaches of Southern California. We’re talking about at least 50 miless out to sea. The horizon line is 11 miles. I think it’s important to make it clear – particularly in places like Florida - that we’re not talking about something that will screw up the view from anyone’s vacation home or a beachfront resort."

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