Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Poor Bush leadership continues to amaze

Today's local paper, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat ran a column by Thomas Friedman titled, Mr. Bush, Lead or Leave which criticizes the Bush administration for their poor leadership in dealing with the energy crisis.

He makes the point that Bush policy isn't doing anything to promote long-term solutions. In fact, his policies are making the situation worse. Imagine that! The Bush administration making our lives worse!

The opening of the column follows:

Two years ago, President Bush declared that America was “addicted to oil,” and, by gosh, he was going to do something about it. Well, now he has. Now we have the new Bush energy plan: “Get more addicted to oil.”

Actually, it’s more sophisticated than that: Get Saudi Arabia, our chief oil pusher, to up our dosage for a little while and bring down the oil price just enough so the renewable energy alternatives can’t totally take off. Then try to strong arm Congress into lifting the ban on drilling offshore and in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

It’s as if our addict-in-chief is saying to us: “C’mon guys, you know you want a little more of the good stuff. One more hit, baby. Just one more toke on the ole oil pipe. I promise, next year, we’ll all go straight. I’ll even put a wind turbine on my presidential library. But for now, give me one more pop from that drill, please, baby. Just one more transfusion of that sweet offshore crude.”

It is hard for me to find the words to express what a massive, fraudulent, pathetic excuse for an energy policy this is.
To read the full column, go here.

I could not agree more. How is that this man has not been thrown out of office?