Steven Chu: Higher Than A-Minus Grade on Gas Prices?

Energy Secretary Steven Chu has awarded himself with an ambitious A-minus-plus grade on keeping gas prices low.

On the surface, it doesn’t make sense.  But when you think about his underlying motive, it makes perfect sense.  Steven Chu wants European-level gas prices, so based on his hidden criteria, his performance is academically penetrating.

Of course, his stated reasoning is more doctored than Steven Tyler’s cheek bones.

Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) asked Chu how he’d grade himself on decreasing gas prices. Chu said “higher than (A-minus),” noting the department’s work to push alternatives to petroleum-based fuel.

At a previous hearing in March, Chu said he would give himself an A-minus grade for his performance.

Because gas prices have improved over the past couple weeks?

The question is how he grades himself on his “green” investment skills.