Gas prices fall. Obama gets credit. Critics apologize. (Multiple choice. Pick one.)

31 May

I noticed this afternoon that gasoline has dropped to $3.29 per gallon at a Shell station a mile or so from our house. We’re lower than the national average, but gas prices are falling almost everywhere.

The national average price for a gallon of regular last week was $3.78, according to the most recent Lundberg Survey. That’s 12.4 cents lower than it was a year ago.

So we should expect the praise for President Obama to start rolling in any day now, especially from those folks who blamed him for the spike in petrol prices earlier this year, including some fairly prominent ones. Any day now … any day …

The president can’t be credited with the drop in gas prices, of course. But that also means he shouldn’t be blamed when they go up either. We can’t have it both ways. Fair is fair, or should be, even in an election year.

Any day now … any day.

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One Response to “Gas prices fall. Obama gets credit. Critics apologize. (Multiple choice. Pick one.)”

  1. Tim June 5, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    Fairness–what a concept. If only we could begin, in political discourse, at the very least to behave according to the dictates of what Wesley called “pagan honesty . . .[and] decency,” maybe we could graduate to the grace required of those who claim to follow Christ. If only . . .

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