Eh, this is awkward… and simultaneously so typical of the current administration. The White House trotted Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to the microphones today to tell the DC stenographers how brilliant, beneficial and strategically necessary it is to release 50 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in an effort to lower gasoline prices. The enthusiastic Energy Secretary read the script, gave her talking points and then took questions.
However, after spending 15 minutes talking about the strategic brilliance of the 50 million barrel release, one of the stenographers accidentally asked: “that said, how many barrels of oil do U.S. consumers use every day?”… Granholm paused, looked down and said: “I don’t have that number in front of me, I’m sorry“… WATCH:
♦ The amount we are giving you is so incredible and brilliant it will make everyone’s lives better. The best ever.
♦ How much do we need?
♦ I don’t know. We didn’t get that information. But the amount we are giving is awesome.
Yup, that’s the Biden administration encapsulated.