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April 25, 2006

Putting the "Moron" Back In Oxymoron

In a shocking display of ingnorance, irrationality and contradiction, after arriving in a 14-vehicle motorcade, George W. Bush gave a speech yesterday to the Renewable Fuels Association stating that he's going to ease environmental regulations on fuel such that refiners need not mix ethanol into their fuel so that they can get gasoline to consumers quickly.

Easing the environment rules will allow refiners greater flexibility
in providing oil supplies since they will not have to use certain additives
such as ethanol to meet clean air standards.

Then further into the speech he says that we need to increase the use of alternative fuels like ethanol.

...he called for increased conservation, an expansion of domestic
production and increased use of alternative fuels like ethanol.

He may allude to the fact that we need to use more renewable fuels, but his policies say the exact opposite. His focus is on insuring the unimpeded flow of cash to the oil companies rather than the long-term sustainable flow of energy resources to the people who really need it.

This is short-term thinking in it's proudest moment. Keep the oil companies fat and happy and contributing generously to their campaigns. Attempt to keep gas prices low enough to get people to not start voting Democrat, so the Republicans won't lose the House or Senate after the mid-term elections. And continue to only pay lip service to a long-term solution.