Now granted, this is the NY Daily News, not exactly a bastion of responsible journalism, but if this is even an out of context quote, it's still quit
December 25, 2007

Now granted, this is the NY Daily News, not exactly a bastion of responsible journalism, but if this is even an out of context quote, it's still quite astonishing.

Hillary Clinton predicted Saturday that just electing her President will cut the price of oil.

When the world hears her commitment at her inauguration about ending American dependence on foreign fuel, Clinton says, oil-pumping countries will lower prices to stifle America's incentive to develop alternative energy.

"I predict to you, the oil-producing countries will drop the price of oil," Clinton said, speaking at the Manchester YWCA. "They will once again assume, once the cost pressure is off, Americans and our political process will recede."

Clinton argued that former President Jimmy Carter in the late 1970s actually started moving in the right direction toward energy independence, but his successor, Ronald Reagan, "dismantled" that work.

"Because costs were low, people didn't care, didn't complain," she said.

Of course, the second half of her statement is absolutely true, Reagan did dismantle all of Jimmy Carter's work towards energy independence, a move that--now almost 30 years later--had clearly put all the elements in place for our multiple quagmires in the Middle East. But I cannot believe that Hillary would be so foolish as to make promises like that to garner a very few--extremely gullible--caucus votes.

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