“That’s not part of his power, but this is part of the whole theory of George Bush that he can make laws as he goes along. I disagree with that. I taught the Constitution for 10 years. I believe in the Constitution and I will obey the Constitution of the United States. We’re not going to use signing statements as a way of doing an end-run around Congress,” Senator Obama, 2008.
Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe. Steven Chu, December 12, 2008, Obama Administration transition team. So, up to $5 to $8 per gallon is the Obama Administration’s goal according to Chu. [Update: now U.S. Secretary of Energy.]