Bush, Former Oil Man, Orders Probe Into Gas Gouging

Ken AshfordBush & Co., Economy & Jobs & Deficit1 Comment

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Back in 2000:

President Clinton proposed to use the strategic oil reserves to offset high gas prices.  This is what then-governor Bush said:

"The Strategic Reserve is an insurance policy meant for a sudden disruption of our energy supply or for war. Strategic Reserve should not be used as an attempt to drive down oil prices right before an election. It should not be used for short-term political gain at the cost of long-term national security."


Bush orders the Department of Energy to stop filling the Strategic Petroleum Oil Reserve “in order to get more fuel on the market and help reduce gas prices.


Elizabeth Dole makes a funny:

"Democrats have decided to play partisan politics with gas prices in a flailing attempt to distract from the growing economy."

Joe in DC at AMERICAblog responds:

"To Dole and the GOP, pointing out the pain being caused to American families by skyrocketing gas prices is partisan politics. Because to them, everything is politics. To American families, $3.00 a gallon (and rising fast) is a very harsh reality—that’s something the GOP has really been missing."