Petroleum reckoning

Gregg Easterbrook speaks truth to power here about gas politics on the campaign trail. The inability of Democrats to take firm stand on this issue is one of the more cringeworthy talking points in the all-out Bush bash, and I think deeply weakens their position against the Republican big oil machine. I am willing to allow a great deal of not perfectly kosher insults on the campaign trail (because we will never get anywhere otherwise) but this one is a bit more dangerous. Americans need to understand how absurd it is to insist that a gallon of gas costs less than a gallon of Coca-Cola, and politicians need to stop enabling this fantasy. American soldiers are dying for this reason and its sick.


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