Bush declares energy independence, says Romney, according to Laitin, as reported on AMERIblog

“[Romney] began a thread about all the great things that George Bush has accomplished, including lowering taxes (no surprise there) and then added that Bush has ‘strengthened our economy by getting us off of foreign oil.’ Huh?” writes AMERICAblog’s correspondent in Iowa, Marc Laitin, quoted in an AMERIblog post titled Romney: Bush has “strengthened our economy by getting us off of foreign oil”

Oh but it gets better. More after the jump…

Romney went on to talk about the fact that oil just hit $100 a barrel today and then something about how we buy a bunch of oil from overseas and that we need to become energy independent. It was all said in a very earnest and serious tone, so it all felt very true, but it can’t be, can it? I mean, Mitt just told us that George Bush freed us from our dependence on foreign oil, so who cares if it hits $100 a barrel, right? … etc.

yours &c.
dr. g.d.

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