As gas prices increased, once speeding vehicles like the one pictured above gathered moss, becoming objects of mystery, beauty and satire. Meanwhile President George Bush offered his plan to stave off soaring petrol prices. The US president plans to lift a presidential ban on offshore drilling to combat soaring energy prices, he announced today (Monday). Energy experts were giving Bush's plan a C+ at best, however. There were a few C-'s and D+s, as well, after Bush announced his plan, and a mass of Fs followed. Few said they expected Bush's move to allow Arctic drilling to affect prices, or votes. Photograph by www.brianpowellphotography.com [Brian Powell]
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