- But Hastert said the White House has failed to protect consumers.
"If we don't have an energy policy in this country and we rely too much on foreign energy, and we let OPEC dictate what the price of oil is in this country, our consumers suffer," Hastert said. "So I would think we need to have a better and stronger energy policy in this country."
Although U.S. gasoline prices have risen dramatically, they are still well below prices paid by drivers in most European and Asian nations.
If you didn't think Denny Hastert was an ugly political monster, motivated only by ideology, think again.