The White House’s scramble for microwave-ready neatly-packaged short-term fixes for the slow-cooking problems behind rising energy prices leaves us … well, hungry.

But to his credit, the president did chuck aside one favorite conservative canard:

This nation does not have to choose between a strong economy and a clean environment,” Mr. Bush said in remarks at the Fuel Cell Partnership … “We can have both at the same time.”

Next time you hear complaints that progress with a green stripe will wreck the economy, quote Mr. Bush to the contrary.

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