Thursday, October 27, 2005

Senatorial "Twain Award" of the Day.

The WSJ online reports...
Senate-Panel Deadlock Imperils Oil-Refinery Incentives This Year

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee deadlocked 9-9 over a Republican proposal to streamline federal and state permit procedures for companies that want to build refineries or expand plants...

Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R., R.I.), however, voted with the panel's eight Democrats to reject the measure.

"We should be addressing our consumption, not just demand," Sen. Chafee said...
Um, consumption is demand.
"Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself." -- Mark Twain
Why, of course I think these politicians should have more control over the economy. After they fix our energy policy like this let's have them design nationalized health care!