Screwed by Bush again!

What an unbelievable wanker:


President Bush on Tuesday ordered a temporary suspension of environmental rules for gasoline, making it easier for refiners to meet demand and possibly dampen prices at the pump. He also halted for the summer the purchase of crude oil for the government's emergency reserve.
…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.
…It's unclear what impact, if any, Bush's investigation would have on prices that are near or at $3 a gallon or more. Asked if Bush had any reason to suspect market manipulation, White House press secretary Scott McClellan responded, "Well, gas prices are high right now, and that's why you want to make sure there's not."
So much for that probe into price gouging, I guess.

This is total bullshit. The industry execs are making money hand over fist. It's utterly deplorable that we’re compromising our environment even further to ensure they can keep their fat profits. Bush is a total scumbag.

Or, in the parlance of the inveterately sarcastic, great patriot:
The White House is shocked, shocked to discover possible gas price gouging. Anonymous sources driving in large presidential SUV said Bush would comment on ongoing investigation so long as it was helpful politically. Another senior White House official speaking on condition of anonymity said Bush would not speak on windfall profits tax at all. Another senior White House aide said Bush’s cross country trips on Air Force One to pump up his octane politically would continue.
"The President is setting a great example flying everywhere," the aide stressed, adding that the president was not stressed. "When the President of the United States flies all over the place, he is making America strong. By wasting all that jet fuel, he is helping people realize we have to deal with the oil addiction some people have."
Indeed.

(The Adventures of the Smart Patrol, The Heretik)

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