April 25, 2006


I am sure that is what all of you are saying these days as you fill your gas tank. Too-litte-too-late President Bush says he is going to look into price gouging. Is this investigation going to go the same direction as that second phase of the WMD investigation in Congress. What? You say they didn't actually do the investigation?

Okay then, maybe it will be more like the 911 Commission investigation. You remember that one where the commission came up with some great recommendations on homeland security that the Bush administration promptly put into place. What? You mean they didn't do that? What's that? The 911 Commission gave them failing marks on implementing their recommendations?

Investigate all you want, George. We all know you come from O-I-L.

Oh...litte side note, and I caught this over at DailyKos:

Bush Eases Environmental Rules on Gasoline

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.

Susan G comments:
Any bets on how long a "temporary suspension" will last?
And is anyone else detecting a pattern here?
In the wake of Katrina, Bush suspends prevailing wage laws.
In the aftermath of 9/11, Bush basically suspends the Fourth Amendment and, at Gitmo, the right to a fair trial.
There is no tragedy, crisis or concern in this country that will go unmet by this administration ... with a boon to cronies or a bolstering of executive power.

How's about we consider a real plan, not just grandstanding?

1 comment:

myrna the minx said...

Classic repub maneuver---use a crisis to relax regulation....again and again and again. Not a suprise.