It is time to get your oil dependent sins washed away because Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is laying his hands on America with an

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It is time to get your oil dependent sins washed away because Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is laying his hands on America with an energy plan that’s going to free the country of its oil addiction in the next ten years. Curious how politicians always plan these things so that they’ll end after they’ve been term-limited out of office.

Of course the biggest WTF part of the initiative is a stratagem to sell off part of the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

John McCain got hammered in the press earlier this year for proposing something similar, as in, placing a moratorium on putting more oil into the reserve during this gas “crisis”.

Stepping into the Wayback Machine, didn’t Bob Dole try to run on that exact same issue? Like back in 1996? And lost. Kind of badly.

So how did it come to pass that what was a cheap campaign gimmick in the 1990s is suddenly seen as a bold new initiative twelve years later?

What next? Is Obama going to start referring to himself in the third person, while clutching a pencil and starring in Pepsi commercials with Britney Spears.

Oooohhh…My bad. We’re not supposed talk about Britney around Barack either.

Obama has already gone off the road with a gaffe-worthy remark stating that if Americans properly inflated the tires on their vehicles it would eliminate the need for new energy exploration.

Of course when there’s snow and ice on the roads, then you’ll want to deflate your tires a smidge.

Although it is heartening to know the next potential president is reading cue cards cribbed from Click and Clack, the Car Talk guys one has to remember this is a country where men don’t even know how to replace a sparkplug anymore and women put 20,000 miles on their car without giving it an oil change.

Quick question. When was the last time you changed the air filter in your car? (When you do, go with K&N).

So it is kind of doubtful a large enough percentage of Americans will be out there with tire gauges accurately inflating and deflating their tires to optimize both road and weather conditions.

But as America has come to learn, Barrack Obama isn’t interested in politics as usual. He’s running a new type of campaign, based on hope and change with new ideas never thought of before.

Because of this we journalists shouldn’t ever view him as just another double-talking politician, nor should we hold what he says to scrutiny.

Extra Mileage: Of course I’m waiting for the presidential candidate who’ll come out with the plan demanding that Americans grow a couple, ditch their wimpy automatics and learn how to drive a manual transmission in order to save fuel.

As the line goes in the classic family movie, "Boys in the Hood"...

Can you drive stick?

I can learn if you teach me...

 
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