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Yup, And Who’s The Pusher?

Posted on | February 3, 2006 |

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Well, the State of the Union speech couldn’t have contained ALL lies, now could it? (Cynics!) With apologies to Robert Palmer, here are the verses I didn’t have room for on the cartoon:

You see the signs that you won’t read
You’re driving at a racecar speed
Your engine runs on premium
Another buck for the Saud sheikdom
Your mind is numb, you can’t be saved
Another gallon is all you crave
If there’s some left for you to burn
Here’s a match now take your turn

Your lights are on but you’re not at home
Your will is not your own
Your heart is chilled, your teeth a chatter
Another well and it won’t matter
Whoa! you wonder how you got embroiled, oh yeah
for its embrace you’ll forever toil
You know you’re gonna have to face it
YOU’RE ADDICTED TO OIL!

Of course, “One day after President Bush vowed to reduce America’s dependence on Middle East oil by cutting imports from there 75 percent by 2025, his energy secretary and national economic adviser said Wednesday that the president didn’t mean it literally.” (KnightRidder) Administration Backs Off Bush’s Vow to Reduce Mideast Oil Imports. Paul Krugman in (NYTimes) State of Delusion suggests: “Why announce impressive sounding goals when you have no plan to achieve them? The best guess is that the energy “plan” was hastily thrown together to give Mr. Bush something positive to say.” So while His Mendacity WASN’T lying about our addiction, He WAS lying about any desire to do something about it…

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