If there is any issue you can be sure will come up during a presidential election campaign, it's gasoline prices. The posturing by partisan leaders may look hypocritical, and it is. But it also exposes something even more important: how little the conscious decisions of our elected officials affect this issue they invest with such importance. In this area, writes Steve Chapman, they are loath to admit that they are often unimportant and sometimes completely irrelevant.
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