“But is the overall goal to get our price” of gasoline down, asked [Rep.] Nunnelee.
“No, the overall goal is to decrease our dependency on oil, to build and strengthen our economy,” Chu replied. “We think that if you consider all these energy policies, including energy efficiency, we think that we can go a long way to becoming less dependent on oil and [diversifying] our supply and we’ll help the American economy and the American consumers.”If Republicans want to win the general election in November (always an uncertain matter), I would hope that they are planning to use Secretary Chu's response in advertising campaigns. But that would require the Republican National Committee be committed to defeating Democrats. That does not ever seem to be their goal. Or perhaps they are just too stupid to know how.