Shut off the Lights on the Republicans
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today put on display what she expects to be a modern energy plan for the country. As Republicans demanded debate and a vote on an energy plan that would open new domestic resources to exploration and drilling, the Democratic leadership adjourned Congress and shut off the lights.
“We are setting a good example with this sort of conservation,” said Speaker Pelosi. “We can cut the power bill in the House, and probably in the Senate also by shutting the lights and sound off every time the Republicans want to speak. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is interested in doing the same thing to the Republicans and to Joe Lieberman (I-CT).”
When asked how she got the idea, Pelosi responded, “It’s quite simple. Many of my constituents in the San Francisco Bay area universities often keep those with a conservative point of view from speaking. Professors at San Francisco State and Cal-Berkeley were very helpful in designing this ingenious energy-saving plan. Besides, former Vice President Al Gore has promised us all kinds of carbon credits. Now I can take my grandchildren on more rides in the limos and airplanes. See, I told everyone I wanted to save the planet!”
Pelosi is looking at other energy-saving ideas. “Maybe I will cut off the electricity and phones in the Republicans’ offices,” she said.