Talk about your typical political answer…. Rep. Darrell Issa asked President Obama’s top energy official if he’d grade himself with an “A minus” on “controlling the cost of gasoline at the pump.”
Chu’s answer was…. “I’ve been doing everything I can to get long-term solutions“. That is not an answer to the question Rep Issa asked. We all know Obama, since his campaign in 2007-08, has said he wanted to raise electricity rates through the roof and the price of gas to match Europe’s prices. So what Chu is basically saying here is ‘he is doing everything he can to get the solutions his boss, Obama, wants. But to answer Rep. Issa’s question, he didn’t come close. The correct answer is NO he can’t grade himself with an “A minus”. It would be an F- if he had correctly answered the question.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu told a House panel Tuesday that he’d give himself top marks when asked to grade his policies’ effects on energy prices. Rep. Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House committee on Oversight and Government Reform, asked President Obama’s top energy official if he’d grade himself with an “A minus” on “controlling the cost of gasoline at the pump.”
Chu responded by saying he’d give himself a better grade than that.
“The tools we have at our disposal are limited, but I would say I would give myself a little higher in that since I became Secretary of Energy, I’ve been doing everything I can to get long-term solutions,” Chu said.
Chu would give himself the top grade on gas prices despite the fact that the average price for a gallon of gas just hit $3.87 – the highest ever recorded in the month of March, according to ABC News.
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