19 Aug '11, 11am

[email protected] delivers an excellent explainer on why Bachmann's $2-a-gallon gas idea is wrong:

.@mims delivers an excellent explainer on why Bachmann's $2-a-gallon gas idea is wrong:

Michele Bachmann isn't crazy -- she's just horribly misinformed. At least in this particular instance: When Bachmann promised that if she became president, gas would be under $2 a gallon, her statement was entirely consistent with the voodoo alternate energy universe she and countless right-wing conspiracy theorists happen to inhabit. The only reason I even know this is that I've occasionally had run-ins with this alternate plane of reality, in which otherwise rational people truly, fervently believe that America has enough oil within its borders to last the country for centuries, but a liberal cabal led by the EPA is simply holding back its development. The stuff they're obsessed with is called oil shale. It actually exists, and they're right: there is a lot of it in the ground . There is more oil shale on earth than conventional oil -- 3 trillion barrels versus 1.3 trill...

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