Queen Nancy

IBD does an enjoyably neat job of cutting Nancy Pelosi down to size:

When challenged in an interview with Politico.com about her bullheaded refusal to let Republicans submit energy policies for approval, Pelosi resorted to risible hyperbole to justify her iron-fisted rule of the House parliamentary process.

“I’m trying to save the planet; I’m trying to save the planet,” she responded. “I will not have this debate trivialized by their excuse for their failed policy.”

If the San Francisco Democrat’s magisterial narcissism isn’t off-putting enough, her intent should be. She’s saying that her importance to the survival of Earth transcends our system of open government, elections and power-sharing. Because she’s trying to save the world, she can’t be challenged and dissent will not be tolerated.

Read the rest here.

Oh, speaking of stupidity regarding oil policy, get a load of this video of Barack Obama advising us to dig out our tire air gauges to save the planet, along with John Hindraker’s little reality check.

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  • David Foster

    Keeping tires properly inflated is of course no substitute for supply expansion; it is however a good thing to do. Another thing that would be good to do is for local governments to apply intelligent signaling systems to their roads. I’ve seen estimates that expanding the use of computer-and-sensor-based traffic light systems would be worth up to 5% fuel savings, in addition to savings in time and irritation. A national initiative in this direction would be well worth considering.

    People like Pelosi, though, are interested in posturing and casting blame, not in solving problems.

  • Ymarsakar

    Pelosi needs to create problems, for those are the only problems she can ever ‘solve’.

  • JackCoupal

    When will Americans understand that our leaders know what’s best for us?

    Messing up a settled solution with debates and votes will only delay what needs to start now.