Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Utter Contempt

Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer couldn't contain their contempt for those Americans wishing to put American resources into American gas tanks:
Seeming to enjoy the back and forth, she followed with another question: “Can we drill your brains?”

She went on to refer to the protesters, who continued to chant sporadically, as “handmaidens of Big Oil.” Arguing that increased offshore drilling would reduce gas prices by only a couple of pennies a decade from now, she referred to the demonstrators as the “2-cents-in-10-years-crowd.”

Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer swiped at the demonstrators, too, saying that “sophomoric chanting” won’t solve the energy crisis and that “all thinking Americans know” — stressing the word "thinking" and looking at the crowd — that America doesn’t have a quarter of the word’s fossil fuels yet uses a quarter of the world’s energy.
Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer; this is the "Leadership" that Paul Hodes has supported 99% of the time.

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