Hey, non scriptus, non est, baby:
“My message to Democratic lawmakers is this: if you’re really for increased American energy production, then prove it by putting it in writing. Sign the discharge petitions House Republicans are circulating that will force votes on energy legislation Speaker Pelosi refuses to bring to the floor. And sign onto the American Energy Act, our ‘all of the above’ plan to increase conservation, innovation, and American energy production, instead of doing the Speaker’s bidding by voting against bringing it to a vote. If you aren’t willing to put it in writing, you’re fooling no one. You’re siding with the Speaker of the Drill-Nothing Congress and radical special interests that favor higher gas prices, at the expense of energy-strapped American families.”
“This cynical strategy is disgustingly dishonest. Without any real solutions to help Americans who are struggling with record-high gas prices, it appears the Democratic leadership has hit on a new plan: deceive. Deceive the press, deceive its members, and deceive the American people. Democratic members have a ‘pass’ from their leaders to talk about drilling at home, while the liberal Democratic leadership – which is beholden to special interests that want higher gas prices – plays ‘rope-a-dope’ back in Washington, ensuring there is no vote to help the American people before November. It’s cynical, dishonest, and wrong – and it won’t work.”
H/T Hot Air: the discharge petitions can be found here; and this is in response to Pelosi’s rather pathetically cynical attempt to play political games with your weekly gasoline bill. See also Rand Simberg (via Glenn for more on that, by the way. But I digress. Plenty of room down there on Capitol Hill, all ye Democratic legislators suddenly worried about our weekly gasoline bill.
And who told you that you deserved five weeks off, anyway? Certainly not your constituents. They’d love that much time off with pay themselves; skipping that weekly wallet agony alone would be so totally worth it…