A story by The Associated Press, about the seven-member commission set up by President Barack Obama to investigate the Gulf oil spill, might have been written about any number of other issues.
The panel "is short on technical expertise but long on talking publicly about 'America's addiction to oil,'" the AP reported. The news agency's story added that only two of the commissioners have backgrounds in science, while the five others "are experts in policy and management."
That is typical of Obama's approach, which increasingly is seen by Americans as political - not scientific.
Whether Obama and his liberal cronies like it or not, Americans consume a large amount of oil and gas. That is not the problem at the leaking British Petroleum well in the Gulf. The issue there is why BP ignored safety concerns - and why federal regulators did the same thing.
Obama, however, prefers to use the disaster as a propaganda ploy to enact his "green energy" proposals. He hopes Americans, in their anger at BP, will not even ask whether his proposals regarding energy have any scientific basis.
We don't think that will happen. It has become obvious, in part because of the administration's doctoring of a truly scientific report about the oil spill, that the White House is in full political mode. We do not believe Americans will tolerate that.