I usually don’t fill my tank until the dummy light comes on, but I topped off Saturday morning at $4.19 a gallon after crude rose over $10 a barrel on Friday. By Sunday, the same station was charging $4.29. That’s pretty much in line with a new AAA survey that pegs the average price of gas in WA state at $4.22 a gallon.
That’s 44 cents higher than a month ago, 95 cents higher than a year ago and 20 cents higher than the national average.
I’m guessing the only person surprised by $4-plus a gallon gas is President Bush, who back in February seemed genuinely shocked and surprised by the suggestion.
If this is the kind of energy security leadership we get from a President who fancies himself an oilman, I cringe at the thought of the kind of national security leadership we might get from a man who fancies himself a military expert.