RUSH: Nancy Pelosi yesterday, Brokaw says, ‘I think most people understand that, but at the same time if we work our way off carbon based fuels in the meantime, this is not going to happen overnight.
PELOSI: You could reduce the price at the pump immediately with (inaudible). You can have a transition with natural gas. You can have a transition with natural gas. That is cheap, abundant and clean compared to fossil fuels. The Bush administration, two oil men in the White House, they want us to believe that the status quo is what we should do and more of it — and more of it, when it will just only keep us in the same place that we are now.
RUSH: Again, you know, folks, she’s just wrong about this, it’s just how badly wrong she is, how embarrassing. This would get somebody laughed out of a high school classroom. Yeah, not anymore maybe, but in some classrooms, private school classrooms it would get somebody laughed out of the place. And then, let’s not leave Obama out. Obama says, ‘I want to make sure in ten years, no more using oil. Not going to use oil in ten years, I’m going to make sure it happens.’ How are you going to do that, sir? You don’t run the market. ‘I’m going to make sure we have a million cars running on electricity in ten years.’ Where’s electricity going to come from, bumble brain? You don’t want any nuclear power plants built to produce it, where the hell are you going to get the electricity, where we going to get it? We get it from coal. Pardon my incredulity here, folks, but, you know, we always ask ourselves, how in the world do we get these people? Why does neither party have somebody worth voting for half the time? I had somebody ask me that yesterday, just listening. I was giving a preview of yesterday’s show to a friend, and she said to me, ‘Why do we not have anybody better?’ ‘Cause the Democrats think this is best they’ve got and the Republicans are confused about how to be their best.
Part of it is the media anal. Who the hell wants to go through it for 400 grand a year to be president? You gotta have a pretty big desire for a lot of power to put up what it’s going to take to get it, including the media anal. But this, you got Obama, a million electric cars in ten years, no oil in ten years. This is such sophistry as to be frightening. Pelosi doesn’t realize that natural gas is a fossil fuel. I wonder if she even knows where the hell it comes from. Hey, you know, Nancy, psst in almost all instances, there are some exceptions, but you don’t get natural gas ’til you find oil. They’re kinda one and the same, in terms of location. Yeah, natural gas burns a little cleaner, but we still have to go get it and we get it by looking for oil in many, many cases, finding it. But it is a fossil fuel. Now, her spokesman said, ‘Well, she knows it’s a fossil fuel. She was just talking about how it’s cleaner than oil.’ And Brokaw then asked, ‘Well, what about your investment here with Boone Pickens? You just mentioned natural gas, you emphasize it as well in your last radio address. The Wall Street Journal says that you and your husband have made a substantial investment in Pickens’ plan, which has a heavy emphasis on natural gas.’
PELOSI: Let me see if you call substantial zero to three percent of our —
BROKAW: Between a hundred and $200,000.
PELOSI: No, it was between 50 and a hundred thousand dollars, and it’s part of an energy package. This is the package we signed up for, this is what they invest in. But that’s not the point. I’m investing in something I believe in. I believe in natural gas as a clean, cheap alternative to fossil fuels.
BROKAW: But you’re also in a position to influence where the emphasis will be and where we’re moving.
PELOSI: Well, it’s not — that is — that is the marketplace.
PELOSI: The fact is the supply of natural gas is so big, and you do need a transition, if you’re going to go from fossil fuels, as you say, you can’t do it overnight, but you must transition.
RUSH: So three times she says natural gas is not a fossil fuel, and then she papers over her investment with her husband, (paraphrasing) ‘Ah, just 50 to hundred thousand dollars, that’s not the point, market will take care itself. I’m not really an influence.’ This is the woman who is trying to guide our energy policy. This is the woman who’s trying to write it. This is the woman who’s preventing drilling for oil. This is the woman standing in the way of anything that might, in terms of our efforts, help to reduce the price of oil. Now, one thing that you need to know, for Boone’s plan to be profitable, in other words, for natural gas to be seen as a worthy target as a replacement for gasoline, you need one thing, folks. You need gasoline prices to stay high. If they don’t, then it becomes less attractive to go to natural gas, and who’s standing in the way of any efforts in this country to lower the price of gasoline? Nancy Pope Pelosi.