When Newt gets on a roll during an interview or on the stump, he can come out with some real whoppers. But this one, delivered on Janet Mefferd’s radio show, will likely leave you scratching your head. Try to parse this bit of babble:
Liberals have this desire to ration, to regulate, to control and the possibility that we could actually produce enough energy that we did not need the Middle East is something that most liberals just look at with fear because it suddenly means that you and I could be free, we could buy the kind of car that we want, we’d have a job here at home, the government would be less important. It’s a fascinating experience.
The Left has believed for at least forty years now in a concept called Peak Oil that says ‘gee, we’re about to run out.” Well, it turns out that our reserves in the US, because of new technology, which is something that the Left rejects – they don’t believe the Wright Brothers invented flying, they don’t believe Edison invented electric light, and they don’t believe we’re about to invent the next generation of interesting things.
I’ll give it about 850 milli-Palins.