In 2001, as George W. Bush took office, he stated that energy policy would be a high priority. This was followed by the Enron-related rolling blackouts in California. After this fiasco, the president established the National Energy Policy Development Group and appointed Cheney as its head. Cheney and his still-unnamed energy cronies, we assume, was worried about the fact that 50% of America's oil was coming from overseas, and suggested we take over some countries with oil. I can't think of any off the top of my head, but I think we tried this approach. Quite simply, George W. Bush's energy policy was to keep America firmly dependant on oil. Due to the fact that most of this oil was now in the hands of foreigners instead of Texans, oil became the lynchpin of our foreign policy, equal in importance to fighting global terrorism. And oh how the two are related. When it became apparent in recent months that taking over Iraq and sending in Texas contractors wasn't improving the oil situation, George W. Bush changed tactics. He claimed America was "addicted to foreign oil" and that nuclear and other alternative technologies might work better than taking over Iran (while simultaneously claiming that we might take over Iran). Basically, this is our President in a nutshell. Recognize there is a problem, and ask his handlers what his opinion is. Allow Cheney to run the show, secretly, while meeting with big business donors, and come up with a policy that helps his donors to the detriment of the citizenry at large. Hide and obfuscate what the policy is and where it came from. Keep saying the policy works when it is obvious to outside observers that it does not. With polls dropping and results unsatisfying, start the spin. This has occured with the energy policy, with the perscription drug program, with NCLB, etc. So imagine my surprise when the energy policy comes full circle. This time, with no Enron energy trading, and no real energy policy, it looks like the lack of power has hit home for Bush. Literally. (Well, not really, he's not from Texas.) http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/nation/3800557.html Oil is $70.88 today. Based not on anything other than expected supply and demand. How's Bushes energy policy? What is Bush's energy policy?