President Barack Obama, February 23, 2012:
“Last week, the lead of one news story said, ‘Gasoline prices are on the rise, and Republicans are licking their chops! Only in politics do people greet bad news so enthusiastically.
“And you can bet that since it’s an election year, they’re already dusting off their three-point plans for $2 gas. I’ll save you the suspense: Step one is drill, step two is drill, and step three is keep drilling. We heard the same thing in 2007, when I was running for president. We hear the same thing every year. We’ve heard the same thing for 30 years.
"Well the American people aren’t stupid. You know that’s not a plan – especially since we’re already drilling. It’s a bumper sticker. It’s not a strategy to solve our energy challenge. It’s a strategy to get politicians through an election. You know there are no quick fixes to this problem, and you know we can’t just drill our way to lower gas prices."Three years later, gasoline is $1.82 in Poca, West Virginia.
Must be the free air offered at Sheetz.