Out of Touch: Bush Unaware That Gas Is Set to Rise to $4 Per Gallon – ‘Liberal Media’ Yawns

In addition to being incoherent at a White House press briefing yesterday, George Bush also proved that he is out of touch:

The “liberal media” will let Bush off the hook on this one, just as they always do, because his being out of touch is simply par for the course.

Q What’s your advice to the average American who is hurting now, facing the prospect of $4 a gallon gasoline, a lot of people facing —

THE PRESIDENT: Wait, what did you just say? You’re predicting $4 a gallon gasoline?

Q A number of analysts are predicting —

THE PRESIDENT: Oh, yeah?

Q — $4 a gallon gasoline this spring when they reformulate.

THE PRESIDENT: That’s interesting. I hadn’t heard that.

A normal president would be severely criticized for exhibiting this level of cluelessness about what regular Americans are going through — just as Bush’s father was excoriated toward the end of his term for appearing to be unfamiliar with an optical scanner at a supermarket check-out.

And since this Bush is in the pocket of oil companies, he ought to be held to an even higher standard for awareness of what his corporate masters are up to, especially since their price gouging is a major factor in inflationary trends.

But the “liberal media” will let Bush off the hook on this one, just as they always do, because his being out of touch is simply par for the course.

On the bright side, maybe his approval rating will drop even lower than 19 percent. These record lows will become a part of his legacy that all the revising of history by Karl Rove, Tony Snow and the hair pieces at Fox over the next decades won’t be able to erase.

7 Comments

  • Fuzzbutt
    February 29, 2008 - 10:09 am | Permalink

    $4 a gallon? There goes my $300 “tax rebate”. GWB should just forward all those checks straight to Exxon.

  • nikolai
    February 29, 2008 - 10:16 am | Permalink

    One thing we can all do, and (should be doing already anyway) is to boycott Exxon-Mobile.

    There are other, smaller independents one can patronize and in doing so will deny Exxon the profits they SO lust after.

    BOYCOTT EXXON-MOBILE!!!

  • Joe
    February 29, 2008 - 11:40 am | Permalink

    Smaller independents? Where do the smaller independents get thier gas from? The big guys who refine it… name an independant refinery…yeah right. That is why a people can call for boycotts all day long and the big oil player just laugh.

  • Bruce Mcaaw
    February 29, 2008 - 2:49 pm | Permalink

    You guys should be greatful you don’t live in England where greedy Gordon Brown is grabbing about $4 per gallon in tax, we’re paying close to $9 per gallon. Its getting to the stage were its not worth working.

  • Madison
    February 29, 2008 - 4:10 pm | Permalink

    But Brits pay $0 for health insurance, and $0 when they visit a doctor or go to a hospital. Petrol taxes help cover those costs.

  • David
    February 29, 2008 - 4:30 pm | Permalink

    They talked about it non-stop on CNN last night (while I waited for a late flight).

  • Court of Progressive Justice
    February 29, 2008 - 6:34 pm | Permalink

    The Oil business is a protected criminal enterprise.
    When dick “have the big one already” cheney held secret energy hearings there should have been a “shit hit the fan” reaction in America to stop it.

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