So remember when gas prices were falling all summer, and some of us cynics were saying that it was a cheap ploy by Bush's friends in the oil industry to increase satisfaction with the Republicans leading up to the election in November? And how we said that the price would start going up after November 7? How oh how could we ever be that cynical? You know, if you're going to pull shit like this, don't make it so transparent that the price starts to go up steadily ON THE VERY DAY OF THE ELECTION. Seriously, look at this national price chart from GasBuddy.com.