"We can all pitch in...by being better conservers of energy. I mean, people just need to recognize that the storms have caused disruption and that if they're able to maybe not drive...on a trip that's not essential, that would be helpful."
First, we all were supposed to go shopping to show those evil terrorists, now, we are supposed to stay home to show those nasty hurricanes a thing or two. Well, fortunate son, which is it? Oh, by the way prez, storms don't drive, they fly, or something scientific, give me a break, I'm an English major.
From a May 7, 2001 press briefing. You will recall Ari Fleischer, the first Bu$hCo press dopesman.
Q: Does the President believe that, given the amount of energy Americans consume per capita, how much it exceeds any other citizen in any other country in the world, does the President believe we need to correct our lifestyles to address the energy problem?
MR. FLEISCHER: That's a big no. The President believes that it's an American way of life, and that it should be the goal of policy makers to protect the American way of life.
& then there is Cheney, the Impaler:
"Conservation may be a sign of personal virtue, but it is not a sufficient basis for a sound, comprehensive energy policy."
"Personal virtue" is something the whole Bu$hCo administration doesn't understand. & a "sound, comprehensive energy policy" is alien to this group of oilyboys.
Finally, Little Scottie, Bu$hCo's latest spokestool, responding to a question concerning the approximately 11,437 gallons of jet fuel wasted by Bu$hCo in flying to Texas just for the most recent trip:
"It's important for the president of the United States to travel to the region and get firsthand accounts of the operations and to provide comfort and support to those who have been affected. ... That's an important responsibility of the president of the United States."
Well, I'd wish he'd come up my way. He could comfort me about the price of diesel fuel & the fact that his tax cuts are only for his rich friends & the fact that neither of his daughters have enlisted in his "noble cause" &, y'all get the picture. Bu$hCo not only doesn't like black people, he doesn't like me.
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