Back in July 2006, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA) appeared at a gas station in Washington, D.C., to draw attention to the high price of gas under President George W. Bush. Back then, gas at that station was $3.19 per gallon, yet today gas prices in the very same location are a whopping $4.45 per gallon — yet Pelosi is nowhere to be found.
But Pelosi isn’t the only one missing. Back in 2006, she stood alongside Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Representatives Rahm Emanuel (D-IL) and Ed Markey (D-MA), all of whom criticized Bush for his energy policy, blaming him for high gas prices. Today, gas prices are even higher under President Barack Obama, averaging $3.90 a gallon nationally — double the price from when Obama took office. Strangely, though, neither Pelosi, Schumer nor Markey have stopped by the Congressional Exxon Station to protest this Administration’s policy. (We’ll give Mayor Emanuel a pass since he lives in Chicago, but gas prices are averaging $4.34 per gallon in the Windy City.)