A hefty 42% of Americans polled over the weekend said they think fuel prices are being manipulated by the Bush administration to help Republicans in an election year. The USA TODAY/Gallup Poll has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.
In the not-so-distant past, I remember many stories like this one:
Mr. Bush devoted a portion of his weekly radio address Saturday to responding to the criticism that his administration is not doing enough to curb gasoline prices.
So, high gas prices means Bush isn’t doing enough. But low gas prices indicates manipulation for political purposes. This is yet another testament to the irrational hatred for this president, and the endless and abounding conspiracy theories.