Pols and pain at the pump: Been there, done that
May 10th, 2011
01:50 PM ET
3 years ago

Pols and pain at the pump: Been there, done that

Washington (CNN) - When gas prices started spiking again this month, President Barack Obama turned to a move that worked in the past: Make noise and talk tough about price gouging, then direct his attorney general to launch an investigation.

Immediately.

If that sounds familiar, it is. It's part of the rhetorical playbook politicians have used for years when gas prices go up - that is until prices fall and what felt like urgent ideas go back on the shelf.

FULL STORY

Filed under: gas prices • President Obama