The big fall-off-your-chair moment during President Obama's State of the Union address came when he proclaimed: "We've cut our imports of foreign oil by nearly 60 percent and cut carbon pollution more than any other country on Earth. Gas under two bucks a gallon ain't bad, either."
Sure, Mr. President. Take a bow for the smashing success of the very domestic oil and gas industry that you have tried to destroy.
Even Obama couldn't carry this off. The smirk on his face as he sang the praises of the oil and gas industry was unmistakable.
Right after Obama boasted of these low gas prices, he reverted back to form, by sermonizing:
"We've got to accelerate the transition away from dirty energy" -- by which he means fossil fuels. Then the hammer came down: "I'm going to push to change the way we manage our oil and coal resources, so that they better reflect the costs they impose on taxpayers and our planet."
So, 30 seconds after toasting lower gas prices, he pledges to find ways to make gas more expensive.