Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Not a math major.

Just heard this from Sen. John Thune (R-SD) about the ANWAR. Rewound the Jim Lehrer TiVo to make sure it's what he said. It is.

"Below the frozen tundra is the single largest and most promising on-shore oil reserve in America. Somewhere between 6 billion and 16 billion barrels of oil. Now, the average of that would be 10 million barrels."

C'mon, John. That's not the average....the average is 11 billion. (I did that in my head!) It's obviously just a number you picked because it's easy to divide.

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