Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Would Salazar support $10-per-gallon gas today, as he did in 2008?

House Speaker John Boehner has a fascinating reminder today of a scene...on the Senate floor in 2008 when current Interior Secretary Ken Salazar was a Democratic senator from Colorado and gas was $4-per-gallon in many areas of the country. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell offered a measure to open up off-shore areas to new oil and natural gas drilling when the price of gas reached $4.50-per-gallon. Salazar objected. So McConnell changed it to $5-per-gallon. Salazar still objected. And so on and so on it went until McConnell said $10-per-gallon...more

Here is a video of the exchange:

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