Bachmann Again Vows $2 Gas

Slams White House for blocking domestic energy production
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 4, 2011 12:51 PM CDT
Michele Bachmann listens to her introduction at a Tea Party Express Rally at Waterworks Park on August 31, 2011 in Des Moines, Iowa.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Michele Bachmann isn't giving up on her $2-a-gallon gas, today repeating her pledge to bring pump prices down, reports Politico. Asked by Face the Nation's Bob Scheiffer how she would hit that magic number, Bachmann cited "an all-of-the-above energy strategy,” blasting the Obama administration for foiling domestic energy production. But Bachmann rejected Scheiffer's suggested price controls, saying, “I’m an unashamed apologist for the free market."

Bachmann also addressed her previous statement about drilling in the Everglades, emphasizing that her key word was "responsibly." "I didn’t say we should drill in the Everglades. What I said—because we know that thousands of Floridians receive their drinking water from the Everglades—what I said is that we need to open up resources across the United States of America, but do it responsibly, because we need to make sure that of course we need to make sure that we don’t do anything that has degradation for habitat or for drinking water or for air quality.”

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