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Molly Ivins:

In the long history of monumentally bad ideas, the Cheney energy policy is a standout for reasons of both omission and commission. Dumb, dumber and dumbest.

As a general rule about Bush & Co., the more closely a policy is associated with Dick Cheney, the worse it is. Which brings us to energy policy – remember his secret task force? In the long history of monumentally bad ideas, the Cheney policy is a standout for reasons of both omission and commission. Dumb, dumber and dumbest.

Ponder this: Next year, the administration will phase out the $2,000 tax credit for buying a hybrid vehicle, which gets over 50 miles per gallon, but will leave in place the $25,000 tax write-off for a Hummer, which gets 10-12 mpg. That’s truly crazy, and that’s truly what the whole Cheney energy policy is.

Wrong in so many ways I don’t even know where to start.

After you’ve taken a moment to contemplate this vision of evil incarnate and hopefully write your Congressperson and Senator in objection to the sheer obscenity of it, reward yourself by heading over to Pimps of Gore and download some alternate/live/unreleased songs from the Kinks.

We all have to keep ourselves going somehow.

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