In One Eye
Wednesday, April 27, 2005
In his talk on energy this afternoon, it was pathetically ironic that Dear Leader continued to tout a 20th century energy source while assuring Americans that 21st century "technology will provide the answer in the long run by allowing development of more domestic energy sources."
The former chairman of Harken Oil (as much as he touted "nukuler energy") proposed (and here I yield to the Harvard MBA's deathless prose)
"building and expanding American oil refineries ... the EPA ... simplifying rules and regulations ... [and] simplify[ing] the permitting process for ... construction [of oil refineries]."In more of the same old same old, the Texas oilman averred that
"[b]y easing the regulatory burden, we can refine more gasoline for our citizens here at home. That will help assure supply and reduce dependence on foreign sources of energy.This all sure doesn't sound like anything new—as much as the SCLM is headlining it.
I think Senator Reid pretty much has it right when he "called Bush's initiatives 'little more than half-measures and wrongheaded policies that will do nothing to address the current energy crisis or break the stranglehold that foreign oil has on our nation.'"