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$4/gallon and an empty 10 gallon hat

In honor of the national average price for gasoline hitting $4/gallon today, we remind you of this little exchange between a reporter and Dubya (the former oilman) that occurred on Feb 28, less than 4 months ago:

Q: What’s your advice to the average American who is hurting now, facing the prospect of $4 a gallon gasoline, a lot of people facing — 

Bush: Wait, what did you just say? You’re predicting $4 a gallon gasoline?

Q: A number of analysts are predicting —

Bush: Oh, yeah?

Q: — $4 a gallon gasoline this spring when they reformulate.

Bush: That’s interesting. I hadn’t heard that.

Tom Toles
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