John Warner (R-VA) has proposed a national speed limit of 65. If Americans really love their country, they’ll embrace this idea. I’m guessing they will not. It would be a case of government telling them what to do, depriving them of the freedom to be wasteful. To me, going 75 MPH is akin to dumping your trash out the car window. But I’ve never owned a car with greater than a four-cylinder engine, so what do I know. Barack Obama has turned into a middle-of-the-road wuss (sticking loopholes in his Iraq timetables, proposing more government money for faith-based programs) since he clinched the nomination, and he can regenerate some backbone by signing on to this idea from the venerable retiring senior senator from Virginia.
Energy Department spokeswoman Angela Hill said the department will review Warner’s letter but added, “If Congress is serious about addressing gasoline prices, they must take action on expanding domestic oil and natural gas production”.
In other words, DOE will be installing toilet paper printed with Senator Warner’s letter in its lavatories.