The Bush Frug: “Addicted to Oil” 0
I mentioned earlier Mr. Bush’s tendency to say whatever he thinks persons like to hear, then go and do whatever the heck he wants to do, regardless of his word.
Mr. Bush said this Tuesday:
Keeping America competitive requires affordable energy. Here we have a serious problem: America is addicted to oil, which is often imported from unstable parts of the world.
The best way to break this addiction is through technology. Since 2001, we have spent nearly $10 billion to develop cleaner, cheaper, more reliable alternative energy sources — and we are on the threshold of incredible advances.
And he did this:
The Energy Department will begin laying off researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the next week or two because of cuts to its budget.
A veteran researcher said the staff had been told that the cuts would be concentrated among researchers in wind and biomass, which includes ethanol. Those are two of the technologies that Mr. Bush cited on Tuesday night as holding the promise to replace part of the nation’s oil imports.
With a tip of the Hat to Suburban Guerrilla.