Even if the story about Bandar assuring the President that Saudi Arabia will flood the oil markets later this year to help him get re-elected were true, how is that a bad thing? I would very much like to save some money this summer and fall on my fuel costs, and if the Saudis want to "manipulate" world oil prices, then manipulate away, Mo!
Oh, and here's a list of wankers who can keep quiet about the price of gasoline and fuel oil if they're not going to hold politicians in all parties responsible for keeping us hooked like a bunch of crack whores on Middle Eastern and other foreign oil: people who drive vehicles, people who like to keep warm in winter, people who buy goods transported by diesel trucks, people who use hot water to shower and cook, etc. You get the idea, Mr. and Mrs. Hypocrite.
The sooner we make alternative energy policy a more important topic of conversation and action in and around our Government, the sooner we can break the stranglehold of the petroleum industry and grant it to some other industry.