The Extent of My Paranoia...
By Cassandra D
...astounds even me. And I'm sure RedDirt will be smirking at me knowingly after he reads this post. But experience leads me to give my paranoia the benefit of doubt, at least regarding the current administration. So here goes...
Today we get this news: Metro Gas Prices Keep Falling With No End In Sight.
"On Aug. 7, metro drivers were paying an average of $2.97 per gallon for regular-unleaded fuel. As of Sept. 12, that average across the Oklahoma City area is down to $2.22 per gallon.
Experts said the drop in prices is all about supply and demand. The summer-driving season is officially over, which means Oklahomans can expect lower prices.
Those experts added that those drops are expected to continue as long as there is no severe threat on the U.S. oil supply."
The end of the summer driving season? What about Labor Day? Prices had already dropped by fifty cents a gallon by that weekend. What gives?
Back in May we had this from CBS: Gas Prices, Iraq Weigh Down Bush
President's Approval Rating Lowest Ever In CBS News Poll.
And the correlation between gas prices and presidential approval ratings was also noted here, with the evidence laid out in graphic form:
We all know the Bush Administration is deeply tied to the oil and gas industry, and it's a good bet which party said industry hopes will hold power after the November elections.
So, again I ask: What gives? Why are gas prices dropping like a rock now? Anyone else want to join me in concocting paranoid conspiracy theories?
Even I know I'm being completely ridiculous. Er, make that 99.9 percent ridiculous.