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Politics and Oil Don’t Mix

April 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Press briefing

At Friday’s press briefing at the White House two topics for the Oval Office to consider:

Al Gore in ’08 and Gas at $4.00

Q How does the White House react to the growing number of predictions that the terrible deadlock will be ended in Denver by nominating Al Gore on the second ballot?

MR. FRATTO: I don’t think I have any reaction to that at all, Les. I’ll stay out —

Q No reaction? It doesn’t even interest you, Tony?

MR. FRATTO: Not in the least, no.


Q Tony, thank you very much. Two questions. First, could you briefly summarize the White House reaction and proposed solution to reports from California of gasoline now selling at $4.00 a gallon or more?

MR. FRATTO: Briefly summarize? No, I don’t think that’s possible, and you’re not going to have immediate short-term solutions on things like gasoline prices. It took us a long time to get to a place where the price of gasoline is where it is.

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