President Bush has become addicted to saying Americans are addicted to oil. But the more he says it, the more he will convince car-driving conservatives around the country that he is out of touch with Americans forced to fork over ever bigger stacks of cash at the gas pump.
"We’re addicted, and it’s harmful for the economy," Bush said in a speech last week to the California Fuel Cell Partnership in Sacramento. "We’re close to breakthroughs to be able to make ethanol from wood chips and stalks and switch grass," he said.
"Hydrogen is clean. Hydrogen is domestically produced. And hydrogen is the wave of the future. And the people here at the California Fuel Cell Partnership understand that," said Bush. "What’s interesting is that there — because of this collaborative effort — there are now 100 hydrogen-powered vehicles on California roads."
Meanwhile, the benighted folks who still drive gas-powered vehicles are paying more than $3.00 per gallon because they can’t shake the addiction of driving their kids to school and themselves to work.