From Josh Micah Marshall
'Non-factual statements' my vice president told me ...
You'll notice that today in Hot Springs, Arkansas Vice President Dick Cheney blamed Democrats -- particularly John Kerry and John Edwards -- for high gasoline prices. The reason being that they opposed the administration energy bill.
"The only thing I can think of to do [to lower prices]," said Cheney in response to a question about gas prices, "is to keep pushing hard to enact a comprehensive energy plan on a national basis." But Kerry and Edwards, who voted against the administration's energy bill, "weren't with us in trying to come up with a national energy policy."
Yet, the Energy Department's own study of the bill -- a study requested by Senator John Sununu (R-NH) -- said its effect on prices, even years into the future, would be "negligible".
Could a future admin bill involve some sort of tax relief, maybe?