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March 20, 2012

Limited Tools: Steven Chu Gives Himself an "A" on Controlling The High Price of Gas, Then Loads His Ass Into My Massive Gas-Sucking SUV.

Daryl Issa tweeted this picture:

That's Chu, conservin' and stuff.

Testifying to Congress, he perjured himself by awarding himself an "A" for his efforts in keeping gas prices down at about the level they are in Europe.

Energy Secretary Steven Chu told a House panel Tuesday that he’d give himself top marks when asked to grade his policies’ effects on energy prices. Rep. Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House committee on Oversight and Government Reform, asked President Obama’s top energy official if he’d grade himself with an “A minus” on “controlling the cost of gasoline at the pump.”

Chu responded by saying he’d give himself a better grade than that.

“The tools we have at our disposal are limited, but I would I say I would give myself a little higher in that since I became Secretary of Energy, I’ve been doing everything I can to get long-term solutions,” Chu said.

There is, of course, a pattern to this administration. Although they fail constantly, they give themselves great grades (Obama gave himself a B+; later, he suggested he was among the top four presidents in history) for failing, because, they claim, circumstances are so arrayed against them that failure is actually success.

They averted catastrophic failure, they say. And that should therefore be praised.

The vibe you get from Obama, and from Chu, is of men who have never worked in a tough environment before.

Does Obama think it was easy to govern the nation after 9/11?

Apparently he does, because he, and Chu, and Biden, and the rest of the Give Me A's For Failure brigade seem to think they're the first men in history to ever face difficult problems.

And they fail, and fail, and fail at solving those problems, but they want their A's, because Hey!, no one's ever been asked to solve problems before! Problems, it turns out, are hard!


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