Naw. No media bias here. Just remember, it's all totally beyond the Democrats' control. Remember that especially come next election time in 2012, whether gasoline prices are $5/gallon or higher and they're blaming the Republicans, or whether the economy has gone from critical to serious condition and they're crowing about how they've "saved the economy." Because, occasionally, the Democrats do blunder into the truth. It is totally beyond their control. But they keep trying to control it, anyway. And it doesn't matter what "it" is. The more they try to control things, the worse things get screwed up. (And the current Republican leadership isn't much better. William F. Buckley was right--the first 535 names in the phone book would probably constitute a better Congress than what we've been sending to Washington lately. Everyone should fervently hope that the Tea Party Republicans can give the finger to Establishment Washington and break the mold.)
But I digress. This is a rant about energy prices.
Lift the bans and loosen the regulations preventing Americans from getting economical power. Open up ANWR, drill more, drill now. Build nuclear power plants. Put serious money backing behind Polywell fusion. Cheap Energy For Everyone should be a major national policy goal. For one thing, Cheap Energy will mean that fewer elderly people will freeze to death in their homes (or on the streets) every winter. See? Humanitarian. You might even say . . . "progressive." As in "promoting progress."