Thursday, August 28, 2008

 

Preposterous Pelosi

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer blew off drill here, drill now protesters.
Pelosi paused and asked the group, “Right here?”

Seeming to enjoy the back and forth, she followed with another question: “Can we drill your brains?”

She went on to refer to the protesters, who continued to chant sporadically, as “handmaidens of Big Oil.” Arguing that increased offshore drilling would reduce gas prices by only a couple of pennies a decade from now, she referred to the demonstrators as the “2-cents-in-10-years-crowd.”

Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer swiped at the demonstrators, too, saying that “sophomoric chanting” won’t solve the energy crisis and that “all thinking Americans know” — stressing the word "thinking" and looking at the crowd — that America doesn’t have a quarter of the word’s fossil fuels yet uses a quarter of the world’s energy.
I wonder if Hoyer includes Pelosi in the "thinking Americans" group. She doesn't seem to think very often.

In an interview with Tom Brokaw, Pelosi said, "I believe in natural gas as a clean, cheap alternative to fossil fuels." Again, in the next her next utterance, "The fact is, the supply of natural gas is so big, and you do need a transition if you’re going to go from fossil fuels,..."

Apparently, nutty Nancy doesn't realize natural gas is a fossil fuel. Plus, Pelosi and her husband have invested "in a company that produces natural gas for use in automobiles,..."

Of course, Nancy doesn't want us drilling for oil. Her money's in natural gas. I've been listening for 8 years about how George Bush is an oil man. I wonder how many lefties will hold Pelosi to the fire. Very few, I bet.

Nancy was also rebuked by the Catholic Church for misrepresenting the Catholic Church's position on abortion.
Politics can be treacherous. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi walked on even riskier ground in a recent TV interview when she attempted a theological defense of her support for abortion rights.

Roman Catholic bishops consider her arguments on St. Augustine and free will so far out of line with church teaching that they have issued a steady stream of statements to correct her.
I doubt Hoyer does much rational thinking either or we could get him to help Nancy out.

BTW - Here's an authoritative article that says we do need to drill to successfully make the transition to alternative fuels.

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