-"painful gasoline prices", News flash: the President doesn't set fuel prices.
Here's a "News Flash"
for you my friend:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 01842.html
This is a Washington Post (hardly a left wing paper) news article from 2005 pointing out the unprecedented secret meetings between this administration & the major oil company execs in which (I believe) the President did conspire to stiffle competition & set fuel prices...... A felony under US law! (That is the only logical interpretation of why this administration is willing to add Obstruction of Justice charges to their already long list of crimes by defying subpeanas to disclose info about these meetings.
......"Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), who posed the question about the task force, said he will ask the Justice Department today to investigate. "The White House went to great lengths to keep these meetings secret, and now oil executives may be lying to Congress about their role in the Cheney task force," Lautenberg said.".....
I'm also sick & tired of certain Presidents (ie Nixon & Bush) hiding behind the "Executive Priveldge" concept to hide criminal activity. (Nixon tried to get the CIA to stop the FBI investigation of Watergate ( & would have been tried for this felony if not for Pres. Ford's pardon) & now Bush is trying to hide his felonies behind the same flimsy excuse.....I doubt that Bush will receieve a pardon from the next President though, no matter who wins)
By the way, your "News Flash" comment was uneccessary & insulting!