It's the Environment, Stupid.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Gas prices and politics

While it seems that much of the nation is rejoicing over plummeting gas prices - I'm still skeptical. The NY Times questioned the political implications of this in Sunday's Week in Review.

The article mainly pitted the republicans against the democrats citing public opinion polls supporting the positions of both sides, effectively concluding that the jury is still out.

I think the oil/energy thing will last though this election cycle, but oil prices will still dictate future priority. Unfortunately it'll take a big hurricane season to slam America's oil production or other calamity to throw oil back into the national agenda after November.


  • "A USA Today/Gallup poll conducted last weekend found that 42 percent of the roughly 1,000 adults surveyed nationwide said they believed the Bush administration had “deliberately manipulated the price of gasoline so that it would decrease before this fall’s elections.”"
    -from the New York Times article cited earlier-

    By Blogger Walter Dufresne, at 09:08  

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