Go Go Gadget Gas Gouging, Says GWB
It's understandable that President Bush might be a wee bit cranky this week, what with the floor dropping out from under his already less than stellar approval rating.
The Wall Street Journal reported a record-low 29 percent approval rating for El Presidente, while Quinnipiac College also reached into the basement to pull out its finding of 28 percent approval.
Still, the administration reached new heights of insanity by throwing down with a veto threat against the energy bill currently being debated in the Senate. What, pray tell, were they all in a froth about?
None other than a provision championed by Sen. Maria Cantwell to make gas price-gouging a federal crime, it would appear.
Well, color me surprised. No, really!
I would have thought that even President Bush would have more sense than to oppose an attempt to protect consumers from gas price gouging at time when Americans are paying through the nose at the pump. But no. It's nice (frightening?) that even after six loooong years they can still find new and exciting ways be awful enough to surprise even cynical old me.
Next thing you know, we'll find out that numerous high-ranking administration officials have been breaking various laws and lying to Congress and investigators for years. Oh wait…
Echoing comments last week from everyone's favorite Member from Alaska, Rep. Don Young, the White House also denounced the bill for doing "nothing to increase domestic supplies of oil and natural gas."