Bush's solution to rising gas prices: plunder the reserve and "relax" environmental rules. Of course, it's all about saving his sorry GOP ass in the November elections:
Bush said the nation's strategic petroleum reserve had enough fuel to guard against any major supply disruption over the next few months.E.J. Dionne was right:
"So, by deferring deposits until the fall, we'll leave a little more oil on the market. Every little bit helps," he said.
The administration's one and only domestic priority in 2006 is hanging on to control of Congress.Or, as Josh put it:
Talk of impeachment, real or play-acted, is beside the point. Even having their hand pushed on Iraq is to them, I believe, a matter of far secondary importance. The key is subpoena power.
Little of what's happened in the last five years would have been possible were it not for the fact that there was no political institution with subpoena power in Washington not under the control of the White House...
The White House and the entire DC GOP for that matter is just sitting on too many secrets and bad acts. The bogus investigations of the pre-war intel is just one example, if one of the most resonant and glaring. Keeping control of the House and the Senate is less a matter of conventional ideological and partisan politics as it is a simple matter of survival.
They have too much to cover up. They could not survive sunlight.