I’d sure hate to see what gas prices would be like if he got science grades like, say, an Al Gore or something.

From Congressman Issa:

Secretary of Energy Chu said today that he had earned an A for controlling the price of gas at the pump.  At a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today, Secretary Chu had the following exchange with Chairman Issa:


“In controlling the cost of gasoline at the pump, do you give yourself an A-?” – Rep. Issa


“Well, the tools we have at our disposal are limited, but I would say I would give myself a little higher – in that since I became Secretary of Energy, I’ve been doing everything I can to get long-term solutions.” – Secretary Chu


Echoing the sentiments of consumers, Chairman Issa said in his hearing statement, that the “Obama DOE was DOA when it came to delivering affordable energy to consumers.”


Issa noted that the price of gasoline today was nearly $4.00—double its average in 2009.

Why Republicans are surprised by this is beyond me.  This is a man who in 2008 said the following:

Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels of Europe.”

So of course he’d give himself an A.  The only thing surprising here is that he didn’t gloat about a ‘mission accomplished.’

Also note that Steven Chu works for the President, a man who wanted higher gas prices.

Remember that every time you’re paying $50, $60, $70 a pop at the gas station – this was the administration’s plan from the get go.  Why?  So you could drive cars with solar panels on the roof.