Today on Holden’s Obsession with the Gaggle

From Holden:

Jeebus, the White Hose is scraping the bottom of the briefer barrel, as today’s gaggle was handled by Dana Perino. Dana Perino? I thought she was running against Hillary Clinton in the New York senate race.

First up – President Get-On-With-My-Life is, uh… getting on with his life.

Q Does the President have any plans at all to meet with Cindy Sheehan? And what did you think about the latest, you know, thing where the crosses were destroyed along the road?

MS. PERINO: The President said in his — last Thursday, when he spoke to you all after the defense meeting, that he sympathizes with her, he has met with her before. He said that one of the most cherished rights in America is the right to free speech and that she has a right to express her views. He does not agree with her views, but he says he respects her right to peacefully protest. But, other than that, I have nothing more to add.

And what does this plain-spoken aw-shucks president have to offer folks taking it in the wallet at the gas station? How about some fuel conversation tips. I shit you not.

Q When President Bush signed the energy bill last week he said it was going to do nothing to immediately impact gas prices. But now you’ve got the prices up to $3 a gallon in some places. Is there nothing that the federal government can do to help Americans who are feeling it at the pump?

MS. PERINO: You’re right, the energy bill was signed a week ago, on Monday. The President has long said that this is a problem that took decades to develop, it’s not going to be solved overnight. The energy bill gives us an opportunity to get at the root causes of high energy prices. The energy bill he signed last week will help us diversify supply, so we’ll be able to look for more supply here in America, as well as diversify supply, which is important, as we look for alternative and renewable fuels that will provide different types of fuel, as well as cleaner burning types of fuel, which will have a better impact on the environment.

The Department of Energy and EPA have a joint web site called, This is a place where people can learn about gas mileage tips. One of the things that they have there are taken together some of the efficiencies that they lay out in terms of keeping your car in good shape, and other types of — bundling trips so that you’re only going one way in your car and you don’t have to make several different trips. Taken together, you can achieve efficiencies that save up to a dollar of savings per gallon.

Wow. Between the return of the wimp factor and his out-of-touch-with-average-Americans advice on gas prices Chimpy is looking more and more like Poppy everyday.