Joe Doakes from Como Park writes:
In 2008, Candidate Obama’s pick for Energy Czar, Steven Chu, said: “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.”
On June 30, 2008, gas prices were $4.00 and Candidate Obama said: “I think that I would have preferred a gradual adjustment.”
On January 20, 2009, when President-Elect Obama took office, the price of gas was down to $1.84 a gallon. Going backwards, for him.
Today, in St. Paul, gas is back up to:
So have we achieved Secretary Chu and Candidate Obama’s goal?
Gas Prices in Europe are in the $9.00 per gallon range.
No, we have not achieved the President’s goals. We’re only half-way there.
At the convention, President Obama asked for more time to accomplish his goals.
It’s going to be a long four years.
Dying to see what he does with natural gas…