Anxiety over US oil imports breeds bad energy ideas

The US government needs to relax about imported oil, anxiety over which makes serious people say and propose silly things.It's not beneath President George W. Bush to leverage energy-policy proposals on US reliance on oil from abroad.Now Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.), who wants Bush's job, is chiming in."Today I am proposing a Declaration of Energy Independence, because weaning us off foreign oil will both make America more secure and grow the economy," Lieberman declared May 7.He proposed a plan that would, he said, "not only fix this Achilles heel in our security but open new markets, spur new technologies, and create new jobs for working Americans. And it will do all this withou...

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