Notes on Political Venality, Pomposity and Associated Stupidity.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Bush Said What?

I have a difficult time listening to our President speak, particularly when it isn't scripted, and his native intelligence comes into play and the Leader of the Free World is tossed softball queries, which he frequently stumbles over. Honestly. It's kinda scary. I look at him and visualize a snotty sixth grader trying to give a book report after only reading the Cliff Notes. So tonight I just caught an aural glimpse of his press conference on the radio. I gave it maybe 2 minutes. In that time, I heard him say (related to energy policy) that we "Would be in a better position today, had we taken some of his suggested 'bold steps' ten years ago." Now, forget for a minute that Democrats have been trying since the 70's to improve our energy policy (at least compared to the GOP) and remember how long this particular President has been in office. Didn't he think maybe that maybe 5 or 6 years ago he shouldn't have done something? Or would it only have helped if energy policy was changed under the Clinton administration? Bottom line, of course, is that Bush's suggestions are mostly meaningless pap. A sop to the citizens who still want to ride high in their SUVs, and who want someone to DO SOMETHING about THESE CRAZY ENERGY PRICES!