“The tools we have at our disposal are limited, but I would I say I would give myself a little higher in that since I became Secretary of Energy, I’ve been doing everything I can to get long-term solutions.” - Energy Secretary Steven Chu, on whether he would give himself an A minus on gas prices.
The above quote is from a House Hearing this morning. Ed Morrissey breaks down the reality, and has video of the Secretary's testimony.
A Minus? The George Allen campaign today has a fantastic, and depressing, new website out today that suggests a different grade. At www.TooMuchAtThePump.com, you can put in the make and model of your car, or the size of the tank, and you get a comparison between what it took to fill your tank in January of 2009 versus now. The results will blow your wallet up.
From the site:
It’s been 3 years since President Obama took office and appointed Tim Kaine Chairman of the DNC, in those three years gas prices have skyrocketed for families across the country. While they profess to be for an “all-of-the-above” energy strategy the White House has prevented Virginia from exploring for natural gas and oil off our coasts.
All of the above, indeed. Steve Maley pointed out 10 ways that Obama could reduce gas prices a few weeks ago here at RedState. As Steve says, don't hold your breath.
So check out www.TooMuchAtThePump.com. If you can recover your senses after the sticker shock, you can even sign their petition.