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February 20, 2009

Amateur Hour In Washington...Obama's Nobel Award Winning Energy Secretary Is A Bit Of A Dunce UPDATE: Is The Department Of Transportation Part Of The Aministration? Maybe Not

Oy.

At a forum with reporters on Thursday, (Steven Chu) the head of the department that has traditionally taken the lead on global oil-market policy, was asked what message the Obama administration had for the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries at its meeting next month.

"I'm not the administration," the Cabinet secretary replied. "I will be speaking and learning more about this in order to figure out what the U.S. position should be and what the president's position is."

...The day before, reporters asked him about OPEC output levels after a speech to a group of utility regulators. He responded that the issue was "not in my domain."

Again, let's play one of my favorite games: Imagine A Republican Said This....

Update: Earlier Transportation Secratery Ray LaHood floated the idea of replacing the federal gas tax with a per mile driven tax.

Erm, maybe not.

But later Friday, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said that a miles-driven tax is not and will not be an Obama administration policy.

As commenter "lorien1973" notes...

We really dodged a bullet with that Palin chick, didn't we?

Indeed.


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