Friday, April 28, 2006

The Good Example Set by Congress

This excerpt from a Washington Post article needs no commentary:

Gas prices have gone above $3 a gallon again, and that means it's time for another round of congressional finger-pointing.

"Since George Bush and Dick Cheney took over as president and vice president, gas prices have doubled!" charged Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), standing at an Exxon station on Capitol Hill where regular unleaded hit $3.10. "They are too cozy with the oil industry."

She then hopped in a waiting Chrysler LHS (18 mpg) -- even though her Senate office was only a block away.


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4 comments:

Michelle said...

Gah! If it were fiction, it would be funny.

Please, please, when will I be able to Tivo past pandering politicians in real life?

TheEDUCATOR said...

Nick:
Your observation is typical of conservative-based Liberal/Democrat bashing, with blind allegiance to the GOP and whatever manure Karl Rove and Rich Mehlman want you to buy.

First, your 18MPG estimate for a Chrysler LHS, a moderately-priced, six-cylinder car, is somewhat inaccurate. I know, having previously owned one, and currently a Dodge Intrepid with the same engine.

Her ride of choice could have been an overpriced, gas-guzzling V8 Cadillac, Lincoln or monster SUV, or a huge Mercedes-Benz built in Stuttgart, any of which I've seen so many Republicans prefer.

As all loyal conservatives do, you failed to make a proper assessment of facts -- such as the year of the vehicle -- in order to make an honest statement.

You also assumed the Congresswoman was going back to her office, when it's entirely possible she had somewhere else to be. Or, perhaps she was returning to her office from afar and had work to complete or calls to make inside the car. People do that, you know.

There may have been any number of reasons that precluded her from walking after pointing out King George XLIII's failure to govern for the good of the people. Your judgmental commentary, and "michelle's" uninformed junior high level response were hardly what any reasonable, thinking person could call fair.

As long as there are pigheaded schlubs like you and "michelle" to blame those who are actually trying to fix the problems, that refuse to see it's the White House and GOP leaders on the Hill who are the "pandering politicians," our Nation will remain mired in deep crap.

Nick said...

I don't see any reason to take seriously the comment of a person who thinks I write for the Washington Post.

JJH said...

He's an educator. Hide your children.