As the disaster continues to unfold with little leadership in sight, the President has done nothing to control the price gouging occurring in many regions of the United States. And why should he? These are his friends and campaign contributors.
I would like to create a record here of the price gouging taking place across the country and I am asking you to participate.
If you could please give your state and general area in that state (north, south, east, west) and the price of gasoline and the date you either paid that price or observed that price being paid, we can create a record here of what is part of the aftermath of this disaster.
Why do this? Read below the fold...
Why is this important? Because one of the things that blogs do best is record history. We are a living history, a speaking history that must not be lost in the world of spin. Why record gasoline prices? Clearly refined oil products play a major role in our economy and the extent to which those products become increasing scarce, whether through actual or manufactured shortages, will have an important bearing on the totality of the Hurricane Katrina story.
I can foresee violence taking place by this weekend if state and federal leaders do not act. And if your state leadership is acting, please record that here also.
This is part of the story of hurricane Katrina and the human response to the vacuum of leadership we are now experiencing. It is up to us to record it.
Please participate. Thank you.