President Bush Once Again Shows Strong Leadership
Friday, September 02, 2005
On Thursday, the President told us that gas was going to be hard to get in some markets. He showed extraordinary courage in suggesting that people cut back on their gasoline consumption until the shortage was taken care of.
Bush urged Americans to use prudence in filling up
Bush said they all agreed the storm's damage to the gas supply was a "temporary disruption" and urged Americans to use prudence in filling up over the next few weeks. "Don't buy gas if you don't need it," he said in Oval Office remarks flanked by his father and President Clinton. President Bush has called in the former presidents to help get America's current problems under control. He still has two days of vacation left.
Many people will be tempted to waste gasoline.
It was fortunate that Bush made these comments at this time, because with gas prices going up over $3 in most parts of the country, many people will be tempted to waste gasoline. Before the President's warning, many people were planning to take a long road trips for no reason, or merely drive around the block for no reason. Just yesterday, a man was seen pumping thirty gallons of gasoline onto the ground, while smoking a cigarette.
During an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America", President Bush was asked if oil companies should forfeit profits in this time of national need. The President laughed so hard he fell off his chair.
If not true in public, probably very true in private.