Bush asks Saudi king to open oil spigots
The president who said “America is addicted to oil” now begs the Saudis for another fix. Like some binge-drinking, pill-popping starlet — is there any other kind? — the president is prostrate before his top foreign “dealer,” begging for more, even at the risk of public humiliation:
The Saudi oil minister, however, waited only a short time before announcing that oil prices would remain tied to market forces — a direct slap at Bush.
Wow! When even your dealer won’t sell you more, you have got a real problem.
Just one hour later, though, “President Bush made a private visit to Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah to again ask him to open the spigots.”
That is like being turned down by your dealer and then desperately appealing directly to Pablo Escobar.
Anyone for rehab or, say, plug-in hybrids?