Finally, more people are seeing the light and recognize the need for exploring for new oil fields within our borders!!! The above picture is to scale. That tiny piece of ANWR is where it is proposed that we drill. It is comprised of barren wasteland and more to the point, there are already oil fields nearby. The democrats would like you to believe that the price of gas is because of supply and demand issues. As announced today, our consumption has already dropped by 200,000 barrels per day. Guess how much that affected the price at the pumps????? They are wrong!!! The price of crude oil has risen so dramatically because of speculation in the commodities market. The higher the price of the oil futures contract, the more we pay for gas. Just by allowing this minuscule piece of ANWR to be drilled, will send a massive jolt to the commodities speculators. Even those greedy fooks from OPEC say that there is no valid reason for oil to be above $90/barrel. If you like paying $4.00 and more for gas, then by all means, vote democrat. If however, you want to pay less, you know what the right thing to do is.