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The Price of Gas in Aspen

Robert Barnes
ASPEN -- Sen. John McCain likes to keep current, so he has lately adjusted his standard stump speech to reflect declining oil prices.

Where he used to rail about $4 gasoline, he now rails about $3.75 gasoline.

But that figure drew unintended laughter and wistful comments about days gone by when McCain used it Thursday in a session at the Aspen Institute.

That's because a gallon of regular will set you back $5.10 at the Conoco station in the heart of the trendy town. Not surprisingly, there are no billboard-like signs out front advertising the prices. If you have to ask...

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 15, 2008; 12:25 PM ET
Categories:  B_Blog , John McCain  
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If I’m not mistaken it was at the Aspen Institute that John McCain called the Russia-Georgia affair the ” first probably serious crisis internationally since the end of the cold war.” The video is available on several websites at the moment.

I wonder how the press corps reacted. And I wonder as well how McCain supporters will excuse it. Or will they simply ignore it?

Posted by: dwiles | August 15, 2008 6:16 PM | Report abuse

Shouldn't you be busy today writing and sending out those fake anti-Obama e-mails that no one believes, instead of wasting your time on here??

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BaraKKK fully endorses the Russian invasion of Georgia . . .'cos after all, looking tanned for the convention is WAY more imprtant than actually saying or doing anything.
GOT MY TAN AWWWWNNN!!!!!!!!!! AWWWN LIKE DONKEY KONG!!!

Posted by: Obama = Putin | August 15, 2008 4:58 PM

Posted by: Bomb bomb Iran, 100 years in Iraq, McCain | August 15, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

YEAH! Go Putin, go Putin!

BaraKKK fully endorses the Russian invasion of Georgia . . .'cos after all, looking tanned for the convention is WAY more imprtant than actually saying or doing anything.

GOT MY TAN AWWWWNNN!!!!!!!!!! AWWWN LIKE DONKEY KONG!!!

Posted by: Obama = Putin | August 15, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Saying 3.75 can be referred to the national average on gas. While Obama is the elitest at least McCain has a plan to lower prices.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2008 2:20 PM
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You nutty Wingnuts might want to go back to the Roveboat drawing board and come up with some new smears this time around, the old ones don't work anymore.

Grumpy McCain: Arrogant, Angry, Presumptuous, ELITIST:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Oot9IbQxrI

Posted by: Chimpy McFlightsuit | August 15, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

McCain and the Wingnuts drilling proposal is a joke...on Americans.

The United States and its coastal areas have just 3% - THREE PERCENT - of the world's oil reserves. That's nothing, especially when you consider that we import 25% of the WORLD'S exports.

Oil companies don't drill unless a seismic survey shows it's pretty likely there's something there. This is particularly true for offshore drilling, which is incredibly expensive and difficult. So if the drilling ban is lifted, the oil companies usually WON'T drill even though they can.. because there is very little oil here in the US.

This drilling issue is a REPUBLICAN SMOKESCREEN that they're using as an excuse to take advantage of the American energy crisis. They are about to ruin our chance to get a renewable electricity generation system in place, which would be a disaster. So LET EM DRILL! They won't do it anyway (e.g. the 68 million acres of leases they refuse to drill on now).

In 10 years when the the GOPers have no excuse left on oil and oil prices, they will be forced to change or they will become 4th Party gadflies.

Posted by: McCain = Bush's third term | August 15, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

McCain promised he wasn't for a military draft yesterday in Aspen because if he were for such a draft he would never get elected.
No, wait a minute, that's not what McCain said. The straight-talker said he wasn't for a military draft because a draft isn't suitable for the type of war we are fighting now. As an Aspen journalist, I was covering McCain at Aspen Institute when a woman in the crowd said she had children and expressed concerns about the possibility of a U.S. military draft.
Sterling Greenwood
Aspen Free Press

Posted by: AspenFreePress | August 15, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

"While Obama is the elitest at least McCain has a plan to lower prices."

You could at least put effort into your postings.

The two fragments of that sentence are not related at all, and you have made no effort to link them. Just firing off the talking points.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Saying 3.75 can be referred to the national average on gas. While Obama is the elitest at least McCain has a plan to lower prices.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Mccain has not a clue. He reads what is put in front of him and if questioned has no answers. He could not tell you the price of milk, gas or what the average Americans spends a month on electric. He is so far remover from the real world and real people it is a joke. With a wife who spends $500,000 a month on her AMX card, (Documented by the way), what doesn't he know about working people. You never see him without his signature $7.00 Starbucks coffee in his hand.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2008 12:59 PM | Report abuse

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