Friday, March 04, 2005

cry me a river

Lawmaker Asks Bush to Seek OPEC Oil Price Cut
When Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon asked Bodman why he had not telephoned OPEC ministers to lobby them to lower energy prices, the secretary responded: "I have a lot on my plate."
Wyden did not like that answer and took his dissatisfaction with Bodman's job performance in dealing with OPEC to the secretary's boss -- President Bush.
In a letter sent Friday to the president, Wyden said high oil prices should be a concern for the administration and he asked Bush to "personally use your capital" to convince OPEC to lower crude prices.

I don't think George Bush's political capital will make it possible to turn tar into light sweet crude. He has a better chance of turning water into wine.


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