Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is giving a speech on energy issues right now. But I can’t hear anything! He’s so … quiet. The guy next to me just said, “Man, whoever’s talking sucks.” I don’t know if it does in fact suck, since I can’t really hear, but what I can make out seems on-message.

I’ve heard so far something about how “the past eight years have been a toxic mix of oil and war.” The energy problem is “immediate, overwhelming.” “Jimmy Carter believed in conservation and alternative fuels.” And “we must defend America of face the threat of destruction” that is relying on hostile nations for oil. And that’s about it. I’ll add some video later if I can find it … perhaps folks watching at home can provide more insight as to what he just said.

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