Script for Bush:
These gas prices are all the president’s fault. He is enriching his buddies in the oil industry, which is making record profits, by his immoral wars and by refusing to do anything to lower prices at the pump. And the price of gasoline hits the working poor the hardest, those who are doing their best, playing by the rules, and just trying to feed their families. The president doesn’t care about them and needs to be held to account!
Script for Obama:
President Obama can’t do anything about these gas prices, which are caused by forces outside his control. He is doing his best to wean Americans off their unhealthy addiction to foreign oil through forward-thinking technologies such as solar power, wind farms, and electric cars. Voters shouldn’t blame President Obama, who really does care. They should get used to this permanent feature of our economy. They should also go out and buy a Chevy Volt; or, if they can’t afford that, they should ride a bike or use public transit. They shouldn’t fret about the cost of gas, because Mr. Obama is going after the skunks in the American oil industry, who are making record profits.