Even conservative columnist Rich Lowry …
… knows that the energy bill stinks to high heaven:
President Bush said the other day that he wishes he could wave a magic wand and make gas prices go down. That sounds like a plan that would almost be as effective as his misbegotten, long-languishing energy bill. Bush relentlessly touts the legislation as a potential salve for high gas prices, but it won’t be, because it runs afoul of a force with which Bush should be familiar — the free market.
Other than the part about Bush’s purported familiarity with the free market — what evidence is there of that? — I basically agree.