"The price of the oil we use
More quickly reacts
To the threat of attacks
Than the efforts of drill platform crews."
Upon his return from a relatively unplugged vacation in the hills of eastern Quebec, Dr. Goose was struck by the gulf in perception between some US Republican politicians, who attribute recently higher oil and gasoline prices to the policies of President Obama regarding pipelines and offshore drilling, and petroleum analysts, who tend to cite disruptions in the existing supply in such places as the Persian Gulf. A reasonable interpretation would be that the President's actions regarding oil exploration are of little short-term impact, but his actions regarding global security and stability are critical.