When Econo-Girl heard that this morning while getting her daily bagel, she burst out laughing. "He said that?" I asked the cashier, who apparantly does not listen to the radio piped in to her deli. And, yes, the President did say that in his address last night.
Econo-Girl's loyal readers know that she believes the importance of oil is directly related to the imprtance of short, ugly men wearing bathrobes on t.v. Weaning the U.S. off of the crude would be great. We'd be more self-sufficient, always a good thing. We wouldn't need to listen to ranting radicals, nor hesitate to stop them from building an A-bomb.
On the whole, President Bush is an idiot. This is not new information. He also has latent fascist tendencies (see Domestic Surveillance). Raise your hand if you remember the Administration wanting to cancel elections after September 11 attacks.
However, on this one, he has it right. Just like President Carter did thirty years ago.