Our valiant Senator Cantdowell continues her war on those mean, nasty oil companies.
In a hilarious piece of political grandstanding aimed at eastern Washington voters, Cantdowell has asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate the "significant gas and diesel price disparities between eastern and western Washington."
Unfortunately for Cantdowell, crude oil prices have fallen below $65 a barrel, slipping more than 17 percent in the past month. The average price of gas in Washington is down 18 cents in the last couple of weeks.
Oil prices have fallen from $78.40 in mid-July to $64.85 today. Analysts predict oil could be down to $40 a barrel by the end of the year, with gas prices dropping to levels not seen in several years, perhaps as low as $1.15 a gallon.
Predictably, the moonbats think the Republcians are behind it all, somehow lowering gas prices as an election ploy.
The Rats are never happy unless everyone else is miserable.