Senate Democrats are, apparently, in favor of making sure gas stays expensive. How else do you explain this FoxNews story:
Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne’s nomination for interior secretary could run into trouble from Senate Democrats who want to use it as a bargaining chip to stop more oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
[Sen. Bill] Nelson [D-Fla], citing the potential for environmental damage, said Wednesday he would “keep all my options open” for delaying the nomination. “I have nothing personally at all against Governor Kempthorne,” Nelson said after meeting with Kempthorne, a former senator.
When we need as much oil as we can possibly get, the Senate is more concerned with making sure we can’t use any of our own.