Thursday, February 02, 2006

He just says shit!

The most recent count was that there were 20 rought drafts of the SOTU address before Festus read if off the teleprompter so is the following evil, stupid or both?

One day after President Bush vowed to reduce America's dependence on Middle East oil by cutting imports from there 75 percent by 2025, his energy secretary and national economic adviser said Wednesday that the president didn't mean it literally.

What the president meant, they said in a conference call with reporters, was that alternative fuels could displace an amount of oil imports equivalent to most of what America is expected to import from the Middle East in 2025.

But America still would import oil from the Middle East, because that's where the greatest oil supplies are. Asked why the president used the words "the Middle East" when he didn't really mean them, one administration official said Bush wanted to dramatize the issue in a way that "every American sitting out there listening to the speech understands."

The official spoke only on condition of anonymity because he feared that his remarks might get him in trouble.

It's just so insulting to be lied to so casually. Isn't Festus aware that his term ends in 2008? How was he planning to cut imports by 2025?

What does it say about a televised Presidential address on all three networks to the entire nation that has to have clariying press conferences to explain what the president really meant?