Thursday, April 27, 2006

Don't Believe the Oilman-In-Chief

AlterNet: EnviroHealth: Don't Believe the Oilman-In-Chief:

"You know President George W. Bush's ratings are in the toilet when he starts bashing oil companies in the name of protecting what he repeatedly called 'our consumers,' as he did yesterday.

And you know the Party in Power -- just back from getting an earful from angry constituents about rising gasoline prices -- is shaking in its shoes at the prospect of tomorrow's profit announcement by ExxonMobil.

So the president did what a floundering politician does: he tried to change the subject.

In this case, the president made the environment a scapegoat for rising gasoline prices. He suggested a false choice -- lower prices at the pump, or dirtier air."

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