Friday, July 25, 2008

Friends helping friends

Remember how just before - and I mean just before - the 2006 US midterm elections gas prices at the pump dropped by over 80 cents? And then they started rising again immediately after the election? Seemed kind of convenient didn't it?

It would take a cynical and untrusting soul to suggest that the oil sheiks and the oil companies consider the Republican Party to be their homies and the Democrats with their talk of windfall profit taxes and opposition to permanently occupying every patch of Middle Eastern sand as their enemies - and price their product accordingly.

Oh look, with just months to go before an election that the Republicans look likely to be trounced in - primarily over domestic pocketbook issues - and oil prices have started dropping again.


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