The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

1 February 2006

Might as well face it

"We're addicted to oil," says George W. Bush.

Possible reasons for this statement, per Pudentilla:

  1. he's setting up another effort to drill in alaska; or
  2. he's mindless borrowing democratic rhetoric in an effort to appear thoughtful; or
  3. he knows the iran thing is about to go to hell in a handbasket, sending u.s. oil and gas prices through the roof and wants to be able to claim in retrospect that he was doing "hard work" on the energy issue before the fit hit the shan?; or
  4. something else the dark lord (f.o.a.l.*)'s working on but we can't figure out yet?

* father of a lesbian

I'm thinking one part "b," one part "d," and maybe a side of "Geez, Laura, have you seen this Texaco bill?"

And, now that I think about it, wasn't Rove supposed to be the Dark Lord?

Posted at 11:20 AM to Family Joules

So... how long were you going to lurk at my blog and not tell me? *g* Good thing I check my referrers. How are you?

Posted by: Mary Stella at 1:25 PM on 1 February 2006

As long as it takes. (I am nothing if not persistent. Then again, I am not persistent, so I must be nothing, right?)

Posted by: CGHill at 1:59 PM on 1 February 2006

I was amazed to hear the phrase coming from Bush's lips at all. His subsequent plans for pie-in-the-sky technology to solve all of our energy ills does nothing for the addiction, unfortunately.

Posted by: Fritz at 3:59 PM on 1 February 2006

The surest way to bring about new technology is for the old technology to go way up in price, but there's next to no chance the Bush administration would countenance such a thing.

Posted by: CGHill at 4:24 PM on 1 February 2006

Love gas and oil. Smells great. Burns smooth.

Hell, doesn't Dustbury, Inc. provide you with cash to burn?

Titans of the blogosphere concerned with trifles? Say it ain't so!

Posted by: Shouting Thomas at 5:02 PM on 1 February 2006

I once tried to calculate how high gas would have to go before I abandoned my 4500-mile (or so) road trip every summer. It turned out to be about $11 a gallon, at which point it becomes the single largest expense on the ledger.

So I do my part to slide around curves at 150 percent of the posted speed. And if someday a ball of white light replaces a tankful of Shell, I hope to be sliding still.

Posted by: CGHill at 5:19 PM on 1 February 2006