July 29th, 2008
04:00 PM ET
6 years ago

Bush jokes D.C. full of hot air

President Bush was in Ohio Tuesday.
President Bush was in Ohio Tuesday.

(CNN) - President Bush has a unique suggestion for easing the energy crisis Tuesday: "They ought to have the biggest wind turbine farm in Washington, D.C., where there's not only a lot of wind there's a lot of hot air."

The president made the suggestion during a speech to workers at Lincoln Electric, a welding plant in Euclid, Ohio, near Cleveland.

The suggestion got a big laugh. The president then turned serious and once again called on Congress to increase U.S. energy supplies by allowing offshore drilling on the outer continental shelf and in part of the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve.

Bush’s visit to Ohio is also to raise money for Republican candidates.

For more on the the latest political news, tune into Campbell Brown: Election Center tonight at 8 pm ET.

soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. Republican Voting for Obama

    What a jerk!

    Does he take any of this seriously?

    July 29, 2008 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  2. Travis

    Lots of hot air?,....let me see the producers

    BUSH
    CHENEY
    ROVE
    McWAR
    and all the Reflipicans around the oval office.

    July 29, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  3. PaulC

    D.C. is full of hot air and corruption and our esteemed President is full of the dark brown stuff. The only people that are more stupid than GW are the millions who voted for him..twice..for the wrong reasons. Unfortunately, we all have to pay for it.

    July 29, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  4. Why Now!!!

    Congress to increase U.S. energy supplies by allowing offshore drilling on the outer continental shelf and in part of the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve.? When will see some results !!!

    July 29, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  5. Lois

    Oh the irony! And the unmitigated gall!

    July 29, 2008 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  6. Chris in Va.

    Makes as much sense as the rest of your policies and plans....you moron.

    July 29, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  7. James

    Most of the hot air comes from McCain !

    July 29, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  8. Lesley

    Hahahaha! Now he develops a sense of humor! That's the truest thing he ever said and if it could be done it would solve all of our energy problems.

    July 29, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  9. Former republican white man from california for Obama

    Here we go again Big money oil useing the extreme right to push there evil Un American agenda. These extreme right wing nuts that have taken over the republican party care for nothing but themselves and there own money they could care less about the American people!

    July 29, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  10. jake, San Francisco, CA

    I told you he's a funny man...see?

    July 29, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  11. Bradley In Colorado

    "The president then turned serious and once again called on Congress to increase U.S. energy supplies by allowing offshore drilling on the outer continental shelf and in part of the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve."

    Okay, first things first: joking isn't going to help the situation. I'm appalled that you're still making so much light of serious issues.

    Secondly, "Dumbya", would it KILL you to listen to the people for once in your administrative life?!

    July 29, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  12. Marie-Gurnee, IL

    From the mouth of the biggest gas bag there is! He should recognize his own kind!

    July 29, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  13. Sherry, Atlanta

    YOU, OF ALL PEOPLE, KNOW THAT TOO WELL.

    July 29, 2008 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  14. Ex-Republican for Obama

    Georgy-boy: Please talk about the 90 million plus acres that you/oil companies have had for so many years that are not being explored, tapped, investigated, researched, probed, scheduled to be and of the preceding..... and ironically enough not mentioned by you when touting your 'explore for oil' fiction.

    Is it an election year?

    Use what you already have, or give back what you have, before taking on more to do nothing with for 8 more years.

    July 29, 2008 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  15. Kurt from Canada

    Mr. Kettle, there's a Mr. Black Pot on line 2 with a message for you.

    July 29, 2008 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  16. Come together

    No way Bush. You wont get your way this time. If there is any action take as far as offshore drilling, it should be done when he is out of office and can have as little influence as possible. I do not trust this man.

    July 29, 2008 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  17. gary

    THAT I WILL AGREE WITH BUSH.

    July 29, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  18. Fred

    Yea, most of its in him.

    July 29, 2008 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  19. David Newport, OR

    Talk about hot air...well this dude should know it when he sees it...except his doesn't come from his mouth

    July 29, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  20. Former GOP for Obama

    Ok lets shift the blame! By the way can he spell HOT AIR! Lolol
    Bush I voted for you twice,, and the joke was on me.. you got me

    July 29, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  21. Lee from FL

    The U.S needs a real leader.
    not this cowboy puppet the Saudis sponsors.

    July 29, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  22. James

    What's scary is that this guy think he has done a good job. The more you help McCain, the more people will know he will be a failure as well, just like Bush was and is and will continue to be.

    July 29, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  23. McArsenic

    arrest him!!!!! deport him!!!! just get him out of our hair. i cant even blame Bush, it was the STUPID people who voted for him. how on earth do you have a vice/President who have to leave the country once their term is over. GW, Dick you two are the worst of us. i am disgusted by the crimes you ave committed, you have dishonored the Office and our Nation. if Obama, as President does not charge you for your crimes, i prey you find a different country to live out your lives in! YOU KILLED 4,100 US SOLDIERS FOR EXXON MOBIL...

    July 29, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  24. Paris

    He is soooooooooooooooooooo right.

    We need to drill and drill NOW.

    As always Democrats can’t hear the people.

    July 29, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  25. John Starnes Tampa Florida

    He should know!

    July 29, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
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