In 2008, Dr. Steven Chu made the following statement to the Wall Street Journal:
“Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.”
With that quote an ever-present part of Chu’s dossier, one wonders why Barack Obama even considered the left-wing environmental extremist for Energy Secretary, much less actually nominating the man?
Putting Chu in charge of energy would be like appointing a madman who loathes books in charge of education. Or appointing a tax cheat to be Secretary of the Treasury with authority over the IRS!
Oops, on the latter! That is exactly what Obama did by dredging up the redoubtable Tim Geithner!
Obama’s recent collapse in the Approval Ratings game(he went from 50 to 41 percent in a hurry) has precipitated a rethinking of the $8 a gallon idiocy by Chu.
Now as if by magic, Chu is all for lowering gas prices! As reported at the reference, in part, the Secretary explained it all with these words:
“When I became secretary of Energy, I represented the U.S. government,” Chu added. “Of course we don’t want the price of gasoline to go up, we want it to go down.”It is nothing short of miraculous what a 9-point drop in approval ratings for the president can do to alter a zany attitude into mainstream thinking!