President Obama had this to say in a speech in Miami the other day:
[i]f we're going to avoid being at the mercy of these world events, we've got to have a sustained, all-of-the-above strategy that develops every available source of American energy. Yes, oil and gas, but also wind and solar and nuclear and biofuels, and more.
All of the above, ahem, 'strategy' you say? I have a mental picture of Obama's energy team in the basement of the white house. On the wall is a dart board and on the other the energy team are drinking heavily and throwing darts. "Woo Hoo!," shouts energy secretary Chu, "Solar power again!"
To understand why I have this mental picture just take a look at the nonsense these people have put out as 'policy' over the past three years:
Exhibit A: Tire pressure as an energy policy -
"There are things that you can do individually though to save energy," Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, said. "Making sure your tires are properly inflated, simple thing, but we could save all the oil that they're talking about getting off drilling, if everybody was just inflating their tires and getting regular tune-ups. You could actually save just as much."
And these clowns wonder why no one will take them seriously when it comes to energy.
Exhibit B: Under my plan (the disastrous cap and trade nonsense) electricity rates will necessarily skyrocket:
"When I was asked earlier about the issue of coal, you know, under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad. Because I'm capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, you know, natural gas, you name it, whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, uh, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers." (Sen. Barack Obama, Interview With The San Francisco Chronicle's Editorial Board, San Francisco Chronicle, 1/17/08)