Who knew the price of gas would become such a big issue? I mean, you’d think that with the pipeline we’re laying down in Afghanistan and with our whole purpose of going into Iraq being oiiiiiil, we’d be swimming in the black gold . That’s why the new Bush ad is fantastic. It ties Kerry to that beating you’re taking at the pump. And while that won’t matter so much in places where hardly anyone drives like NYC, I can see it having an effect on places like California. Polls say that the main reason Gray Davis lost the recall, apart from having the misfortune of running against za terminator, was that the election took place about two weeks after everyone received their new car tax bill that had tripled under Davis. Californians like their cars and both parties like the state’s 55 electoral votes. Imagine the Republicans taking that state out of the (D) column. I don’t know if the Bush team are targeting California with this new ad but they certainly should be.