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Steven Chu Gives Himself An A On Gas Prices

From Fox News:

Chu gives himself high marks on gas prices, drawing criticism

March 20, 2012

The Obama administration’s energy policy chief on Tuesday gave himself an A for controlling gas prices that have reached a record high at pumps across the country, drawing criticism and even chortles from Washington Republicans.

Energy Secretary Steven Chu made the comment during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in which he was asked whether he was still doing A-minus work.

“Well, the tools we have at our disposal are limited, but I would say I would give myself a little higher,” he told committee Chairman Darrell Issa. “Since I became secretary of energy, I’ve been doing everything I can to get long-term solutions."

The average price of regular gas is now $3.87 a gallon, a record high for March and more than double the $1.85 a gallon price when Obama took office in January 2009, according to the federal Energy Information Administration.

The price for a gallon of regular gas has reached $4.35 a gallon in California

What does Mr. Chu care? He doesn’t own a car.

“I would have loved to have Secretary Chu as a professor in college if he thinks $4-plus a gallon and over a 100 percent increase gets an A,” said Sean Spicer, communications director for the Republican National Committee. “It would probably take $10 a gallon for him to get to a B under this curve.”

But, to be fair, Mr. Chu seems to suffer from the same ‘grade inflation due to high self-esteem’ syndrome that afflicts his boss.

As we noted way back in December 2009, Obama has also given himself high marks. From ABC News:

President Obama Grades Self: "A Good, Solid B-plus"

By Jake Tapper
December 14, 2009

On her Christmas in Washington special on ABC last night, Oprah Winfrey asked President Obama to grade himself. "Good, solid B-plus," the president said.

Explaining, he said, "we have inherited the biggest set of challenges of any president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt. "We stabilized the economy, and prevented possibilities of a Great Depression or a significant financial meltdown. The economy is growing again.

"We are on our way out of Iraq. I think we’ve got the best possible plan for Afghanistan. We have reset our image around the world. We have achieved an international consensus around the need for Iran and North Korea to disable their nuclear weapons.

"And I think that we’re going to pass the most significant piece of social legislation since Social Security,and that’s health insurance for every American," he concluded.

Pressed by Oprah as to why only a B-plus, the president said, "B-plus because of the things that are undone. Health care is not yet signed. If I get health care passed we tip into A-minus."

So Obama would now give himself an overall A-minus, just like Mr. Chu. And his list of accomplishments is even more pathetic, especially in hindsight.

Of course, our one party news media will agree with both men, since they grade Obama and his administration on the mother of all ‘curves.’

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Steven Chu Gives Himself An A On Gas Prices”

  1. JohnMG says:

    I’d give him an A+ as long as I set the grade rubric.


  2. tranquil.night says:

    Commissar Chu does get an A for doing exactly what he was put in place to do with Leviathan’s tentacles in Dept. of Petrophobia.

  3. Petronius says:

    chortle, chortle.

    I wake up every morning with a warm, fuzzy feeling just knowing that this preening, prissy, sanctimonious, arrogant, bicycle-riding, roof-painting, decaffinated, arugula-eating, laudy-daudy, namby-hoity-wishy-pamby-toity-washy, know-it-all, prim-and-proper, Solyndra-spending, drilling-killing, pipeline-stopping, over-educated, over-regulating, four-dollars-a-gallon, Nobel-prize-winning, oil-hating genius is in charge of American energy policy.

    Makes me want to rush out and top-off the tire pressure on my tires.

    Yes, algae is the answer. Algae and corn syrup.

    The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse :

    1. Steven Chu (Dept of Petrophobia)
    2. Lisa Jackson (Anti-Carbon Agency)
    3. Ken Salazar (Dept of Drilling Moratoriums & Permit Denials)
    4. Kathleen Sebelius (Dept of Death & Abortion Services)

  4. P. Aaron says:

    A is for a$$hole. The + is the choice words that follow.

  5. Bronson says:

    The only grades I’m interested in are his Columbia grades.

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