Monday, July 7, 2008

Illinois Has a Gas Price SWAT Team Now?



Geeze, Blagojevich, have a little dignity.

I guess our beloved Boy Governor has decided that Somebody Oughta Do Something about gas prices. To his credit, he appears to have discovered that he can't just order gas stations to charge lower prices--yet--so instead he's put together a super-special squadron of highly-trained, high-speed-low-drag, tactical . . . . . gas pump inspectors. To find gas stations that are selling the 87-octane in the 92-octane pumps, or using doctored meters.

I hadn't realized those were major problems in Illinois. Good thing the SWAT Team is on the case.

9 comments:

Arthur said...

Heh, I can see the gas SWAT team rappelling down the side of the pumps yelling "hut hut hut hut" like the swat guys in the Blues Brothers movie climax. :)

Joe Allen said...

It's really a shame that the high price of gas isn't due in large part to something that politicians could do something about. Like, say... taxes....

Joe

Dustin said...

I wonder how much gas they're wasting doing that?

Don Gwinn said...

It would be interesting to know what the actual difference is between the new "Gas SWAT Team" and the commercial inspectors we already had.

For instance, what do you want to bet that these are the same people, working the same routes, doing the same inspections, that they've been doing for the last 50 years in Illinois?

Signs point to YES!

anonymom said...

What the...our public transportation is broke; Amtrak is about to lose the slim pittance it gets from the state, and yet we have the money to fund _this_?

Grrrr. I think Dustin said it best. Ha!

Anonymous said...

Come on guys, it LOOKS like he's doing something, that's all that counts in politics. After all, aren't the reasons for most gun laws so it looks like they are doing something about crime?

This shouldn't surprise anyone.

Michael said...

But Don, it's for the ccccccchildren!

farmist said...

"Geeze, Blagojevich, have a little dignity."

Why start now?

a Missourian

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