. . . Friday April 2, 2004

The Operator Currently Known as Prince

Saudi Arabia’s American Ambassador is assuring Americans that the supply of Saudi oil will continue to flow at reasonable prices. “We will not allow shortages in the market because that will hurt the world economy, and Saudi Arabia does not live on the moon: When the world economy gets hurt, we get hurt also. The president and the crown prince have been in touch on this subject for a while now. Both leaders feel strongly that higher energy prices have a negative impact on world economy.”

Couple thoughts. First, it’s interresting to note the reference to the moon in the Prince’s statement. A subtle voicing of support for the Bush mars program? Another obvious subtext: If you Americans didn’t let women drive, you’d have a lot less gas problems right about now.

Concentration is important!