President Obama finally came out and told the truth about ending oil lines from Canada, preventing drilling for more oil in the Gulf of Mexico and every other place that he can.
"Above all, I'm an environmentalist", he told reporters today. "Look at my record and you can see that."
The President says that he is tired of hiding his real concerns about the United States being so dependent on oil.
"As long as we're paying $2.00 for a gallon of gas, nobody is going to try to built hybrid and electric automobiles", he told his audience. "I want the country to be self-sufficient and not keep digging out oil."
Asked how the American consumer can afford $8.00 per gallon for gas, the President stated that it was for their own good.
"It's tough love. You will HAVE to carpool more and save up to buy electric cars. Electric cars are the cars of the future. We have to move on past this oil consumption thing. It is ruining the environment. We'll just have to grit our teeth and take it."
"Or elect a new President!", shouted someone in the audience who looked a lot like Joe the Plumber, especially when he bent over.