Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Father and Son

In 1992, George H.W. Bush was President of the United States. In that year he signed into law

the Energy Policy Act of 1992, which was developed in response to energy dependence issues raised by the first Persian Gulf War. The law prescribed the replacement of 10 percent of petroleum motor-fuel consumption with alternative fuels by the year 2000 and 30 percent by 2010.

On Monday, GHW Bush's idiot son announced his green initiative, the "20-in-10" proposal to replace 20% of US gasoline consumption with alternative fuels by 2017.

The Bush 43 administration dragged its heels so badly on Bush 41's Energy Policy Act of 1992 that it had to be sued, successfully, three times and even now remains in violation of those requirements.

Bush 43 (Shrub to you) is happy to parrot his blatant retreat from his own father's standards as a great environmental breakthrough.

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