Gasoline prices at more than $3.50, and rising! Hand-wringing and outrage over the ironclad grip of Big Oil and the energy companies! Fear and loathing that “out of control” prices are crippling the little people, who are spending too much of their day earning back the cost of just one commute!
Today’s media stories, at a time when gas is averaging around $3.70 near Texas Christian University, for example? Nope. All that was the sound of Democratic critics back in 2008, after Dallas’ George W. and the evil Dick Cheney had supposedly conspired in a backroom with the energy industry to drive prices through the roof.
And the sound you’re hearing today, with President Obama in the White House? Muted, at best. Ain’t it funny how these things work.