Monday, April 11, 2005

A trip down memory lane

Vast Dairy-State Conspirator Stacie takes a moment to remind us of an old gem from F. Jim:
Representatives Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Menomonee Falls), Tom Petri (R-Fond du Lac), Paul Ryan (R-Janesville), and Mark Green (R-Green Bay) today blasted Energy Secretary Bill Richardson and the Clinton-Gore Administration for their failure to implement a comprehensive energy policy to deal with staggering gas prices Wisconsin consumers continue to face at the pumps.

Today’s criticism came in response to predictions made by Secretary Richardson in April that high gas prices, then topping $1.50 per gallon, were only temporary [. . .]. “Secretary Richardson’s misguided prediction that we in Wisconsin could look forward to relief from outrageous gas prices by Labor Day is only one example pointing to the lack of any comprehensive energy policy on the part of the Clinton-Gore Administration,” charged Sensenbrenner.
Gas was $2.28.9 at the gas station by my apartment today, for the "cheap stuff." In 2000 dollars, that's $2.06 (handy calculator here)-- below the $2.09 cited by the press release, but well above the $1.60 the Republicans were screaming about.

So, I can [expect] Reps. Sensenbrenner, et. al., to release an updated statement calling for the Bush Administration to do something other than offer token relief, and to make policy, not just talk about it? Right?
Sure, Stacie. F. Jim will almost certainly step up any minute now. Yep. Any minute.

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