Bush Misleads on Impact of Energy Bill

Today, President Bush signed the energy bill and claimed that it was an answer to rising gas prices:

For more than a decade, America has gone without a national energy policy. It’s hard to believe, isn’t it? We haven’t had a strategy in place. We’ve had some ideas, but we have not had a national energy policy. And as a result, our consumers are paying more for the price of their gasoline…

That’s not true and the President has admitted it. Here is what he said April 20:

An energy bill wouldn’t change the price at the pump today. I know that and you know that.

If this is such a great bill, why can’t President Bush be honest about it?