My bad, posted Nov. 09 stats instead of Nov. 08 stats. The Bureau of Labor Statistics avg gas prices during the term of Bush is quite interesting. And since it is a govt. site I am quoting this time am I still being fed by mainstream media? That and not sure how quoting statistical data is "mainstream media" anyways but I guess that can be conversation that can be saved for another time. http://data.bls.gov/pdq/SurveyOutputServlet
Jan2000 1.356, Jan2004 1.635, Jan2008 3.096, and wow right around the elections, Oct2008 3.225 then Nov2008 2.208 by the end of the year Dec2008 it was back down to 1.742. Also gas avg went over 4 bucks a gallon on Jun2008 4.115 and Jul2008 4.142 and that avg never went over 4 bucks a gallon once (yet, not saying it won't but just stating facts here) during Obama's term. The other thing is only the Gas companies know why the price is as high as it is, they will tell you supply and demand and when that isn't the case it is about the price of a barrel of oil. Their story changes more than the heads of office. I tell you one thing, they are adding snake oil into the mix on a consistent basis and the only people who will argue for big oil are stockholders and employees, everyone else thinks you people are greedy F#&$. And those that blame Obama for having to ride out Bush's aftermath, fine, but you are either really short sighted or stupid.