20 Feb '12, 10pm

Fighting $4 a gallon with 30 mpg combined

Fighting $4 a gallon with 30 mpg combined

The stance can’t be that we have a god-given right to the oil under their sand to fuel the huge SUVs we have to drive. But that’s exactly the way Newt Gingrich (left) is framing it . In Georgia recently, he said, “Let’s be clear what this election is all about. We believe in the right to bear arms, and we like to bear the arms in our trucks.” He called for an “American energy policy” of expanded federal land and offshore drilling , which he claimed would get gas back to $2.50 a gallon. The U.S. has something like two percent of the world’s oil, so it’s ludicrous to suggest that drilling into that limited supply, even with Alaska added, could have such a dramatic effect on international prices. But it probably played well as red meat politics in Atlanta. See below for Gingrich's highly simplified solutions to gas pains.

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