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Thursday, May 20, 2004

What's the Deal with the Strategic Petroleum Reserve?

Maybe the only thing I agree with Bush on is his continuing to fill the strategic petroleum reserve while gasoline prices continue to climb. In a real emergency, firetrucks, ambulances and police cars can run on $5 a gallon fuel, but they can't run on $1.50 fuel if you haven't got any. At least that's why I think they should keep filling it. I'm pretty sure that has nothing to do with Bush's "thinking," however. Why, when he's finally taking political hits from all over, would he not try to stem the tide and give in to public pressure for lower gasoline prices? I can only think that it is a part of his re-election strategy--perhaps to make him look prudent when the next big terrorist attack hits this fall on a date to be determined by Karl Rove?