Tony Snow is really pushing for that new job and he started last night with this little but on O'Reilly (thanks to Think Progress):
O’REILLY: Prices have doubled in the USA and continue to go up. What say you sir?
SNOW: Well, this is where you get to call me a pinhead again, Bill. You’re absolutely right, supplies are high. But a couple of different things going on.
Different types of oil that are in supply. Oil refining costs have gone up a little bit. But let’s be real about this: 60 percent of the price of a gallon of gasoline right now is crude oil prices. Crude oil over $70 a gallon right now. That gets written into the price. Why is that per gallon crude oil price so high? Because people are jittery.
You’ve got a guy in Iran saying we’re going to build a nuclear weapon. You’ve got people complaining about Donald Rumsfeld and the Pentagon. There are jitters about the stability of the Middle East. Those subside and a number of people say this, analysts in the industry, the price goes down again
(video available at Think Progress)
Wow Tony. I thought your little piece on Storm Front was bad but this really shows how ignorant you are. Let me use this logic (or illogic) view for a minute. Maybe gas prices are high because people are fearing that Iran will get a nuclear weapon and they have seen what a bungled job Rummy and Bush have done with Iraq.
Seeing how Tony Snow thinks, he should be a welcomed sock puppet in Bush's inner circle. He will say whatever it takes to make Bush look good. Well I guess working at Fox gave him a good start for that. Hell - Fox is already the administrations own press corps, might as well use them even more.