SocraticGadfly: Environmentally sensitive Suburban drivers? Yeah, sure

May 06, 2006

Environmentally sensitive Suburban drivers? Yeah, sure

That’s what Dallas-area GOP Congressman Kenny Marchant says about his constituents.
“People are angry,” he said. “They just can't get their brains around $3-plus. ... Colleyville, Coppell – my constituents are very green. They're all environmentally sensitive, although they all drive SUVs.”

What next from Kenny Boy?

“My clients run the water on their lawns 10 hours a day, but they’re environmentally sensitive! or “My clients run the AC with their doors and windows open, but they’re environmentally sensitive!

Of course, Marchant’s stock answer to the problem is:
“We should drill in Alaska. We should look at every opportunity to explore and add to the supply.”

In other words, Kenny Boy is saying: I want to destroy nature, but I’m environmentally sensitive!

Meanwhile, meet Mr. Clueless/Denial about Peak Oil, Congressman Smokey Joe Barton.
The Texan with the biggest role in energy policy is House Energy Chairman Joe Barton, R-Ennis. He said he’s puzzled and dismayed by the price spike, given that supply and demand are roughly where they were a year ago.

Roughly does NOT equal precisely, and if you don’t have a clue that the supply and demand are so nearly balanced as to put prices on a knife’s edge, you are an idiot par excellence.

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