This Monday morning I'm thankful that someone has a sense of humor out there. The Republican National Committee is honoring the words of "The One" on this, his birthday.
Like so many Americans, members of the media also are struggling to pay upwards of $4 a gallon for gas. But last week, Barack Obama said, “There are things that you can do individually though to save energy; making sure your tires are properly inflated, simple thing, but we could save all the oil that they’re talking about getting off drilling, if everybody was just inflating their tires and getting regular tune-ups. You could actually save just as much.” (Barack Obama, Springfield, MO, 7/30/08) RNCSo, the RNC is celebrating Obama's birthday by presenting members of the media tire gauges. Happy 47th Birthday!
In the meantime, head over to GOP.gov and sign the petition telling Speaker Nancy Pelosi to reconvene the House and actually debate our energy policy. According to Cong. Marsha Blackburn on this morning's Steve Gill radio program a contingent of Republicans is refusing to follow Pelosi's 6 week adjournment and will continue to keep this energy issue on the front burner. Since Pelosi controls CSPAN we'll have to rely on the folks in the chamber with their own recording devices to bring us the story as it unfolds.
In the meantime Pelosi is out hawking her book and will be in Boston today according to her publisher's website. Ironically titled "Know your power" it's ranked at #964 at Amazon today.