05 Jul '11, 7pm

Bachmann: Energy is ‘the most easy problem for America to solve’: via @grist

Bachmann: Energy is ‘the most easy problem for America to solve’: via @grist

"Need energy? Problem solved!" Photo: Gage Skidmore During a campaign event at Iowa's world-famous (?) Wells Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor & Museum this past weekend, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said that energy is "the most easy problem for America to solve." How, you ask? We have 25 percent of the world's coal here. Trillions of cubic square feet of natural gas here. We just built one of the world's largest lines of natural gas here. We have got more oil in three Western states in shale oil than all of Saudi Arabia. Did you hear that on your local nightly news? Are you kidding? We've got it. I say let's go get it. Now, it's true that Bachmann is always saying crazy sh*t . But this is not Tea Party fringe talk. This is the heart and soul of GOP energy policy. It is their one and only answer to the problem of energy: dig up more fossil fuels. Easy! I e...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/politics/2011-07-05-bachmann-energy-...

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