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McCain Credits Bush's Voodoo Magic For Lower Oil Prices

"Amazingly, according to John McCain, George W. Bush is still our savior whenever luck infrequently wafts our way like a fragrant fart."
Amazingly, according to John McCain, George W. Bush is still our savior whenever luck infrequently wafts our way like a fragrant fart. At Wilkes-Barre, PA today, McCain actually credited Bush for the slight lowering of oil prices (that so far hasn't resulted in under four-dollar-a-gallon gas at the pumps) by getting rid of his own father's executive ban on offshore drilling.

The problem is, the White House isn't having any of it. WH Press Secretary Dana Perino said, "I don't know if we fully deserve the credit ... We don't predict what happens in the market. We can't really tell."

Even conservative journalists such as Stephen Covington doesn't buy it, either, realizing that we need to invest in alternative energy sources.

But that doesn't matter much in McCain's La La Land anymore than it matters that there's still a Congressional ban on offshore drilling that Congress hasn't even considered rescinding. Neither does it matter that Bush, for the umpteenth time, feigned helplessness in affecting oil prices, claiming that he didn't have "a magic wand."
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