How does a President deal with sky high oil prices?
A leader might bully a little the people who are holding back, if he felt they were doing it to pump up their profits. He might threaten or cajole them to pump out a bit more to help ease the strain.
A leader might recognize that this is a permanent, serious problem, and begin (even if a bit late) to try to correct our dependency on that oil.
A leader might make demands that both producers AND consumers work together to bring the price down until we can manage to absorb the increases.
A leader would never beg:
"I would hope, as OPEC considers different production levels, that they understand that if ... one of their biggest consumers' economy suffers, it will mean less purchases, less gas and oil sold," Bush said."Please sir, may I have some...more?"
That's our energy policy? Sheesh!