Friday, August 15, 2008

You can't make up this kind of stupid

I’m sure the more enlightened of you have already heard about this, but…not being someone that can help himself when it comes to pointing out conservative’s foibles… I thought I had to write about it myself.

One of the plethora of republicans participating in their party’s sad and pathetic “Drill Now” energy stunt is Bill Sali (r-ID) who has come up with a solution to our energy crisis all by himself.

Per Sali, our national forests are overflowing with petroleum… no, not under the forest ground… but inside the trees.

That’s right, you heard me… Inside… the trees.

I’ll pause for a moment so you can regain your composure.

It seems Sali informed a candidate for Idaho’s House of Representatives that a solution to the high price of gasoline was to make petroleum from “all those trees in our forests” and then said that there “could be up to 40 barrels of oil in a single tree.”

And if you think it was a one-time lapse of judgment, you’d be wrong as he made a similar comment in 2006, saying; “Forty percent of the mass of every tree in the forest is crude oil.”

So Sali truly believes that you can get oil from a tree… what a sap.

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