It seems rare that I support W. on anything, since I think he’s the least competent and thoughtful president in my memory. It seems especially unlikely that I would side with him against both Democratic candidates — and John McCain, too. But I agree with Bush that it’s dumb to hurt our nation’s strategic reserve of oil to drop the price of gas a couple of cents a gallon.
Of course, I think we should tax gas harder and increase its price, as I’ve been saying since 1991 when Perot suggested it. If we’d done it then, we’d certainly be in less trouble today.
Unfortunately, we can count on Congress to be even more shortsighted than Bush when it comes to gas prices — the Senate voted 97-1 against Bush.
Near as I can tell, the only reason the reserve isn’t full is because Bush already tapped into it for no good reason, so maybe I shouldn’t give him too much in the way of kudos.