While the Wall Street Journal has a cute girl by the name of Kimberley Strassel on their editorial staff, she's no match for the cunning sense of humor that cuts to the truth of matters, like that of Jon Stewart. (and Christ, she's got bad teeth, you'd think the Wall Street Journal would at least provide a dental plan for their head editorialists) When it got down to brass tacks, Jon Stewart explains that it doesn't make sense that the oil executives would raise the price of oil when it's going to have such a drastic affect on everyone...that it doesn't make sense that just because the price of oil increases it doesn't mean they have to take such a huge chunk on top of the cost. Ms. Strassel insists that that is the way of supply and demand. That when there are larger costs there are larger profits. Urmmmmmmmmm wrong! I'm in the construction business. As the price of materials increase, I would be a fool to increase my profit margin above and beyond the increased material cost in my estimates. Rather I have to take a hit on my take to remain competetive. The higher I go, the fewer bids I get. I imagine this works the same way for most industries. Sweet darl'in Kimberley claimed that taking away the oil company profits would be foolish because they need to continue to explore for more oil. They can't do that if they don't have the capitol. Well...it doesn't seem to be going to oil exploration when retiring CEO's are getting retirement plans to the tune of $90 billion. Ms. Strassel, also, slipped up when Jon Stewart expressed shock at the quarterly report after quarterly report of record profit taking... Her response...'Well this is high driving season, when people taking vacations' ...well not really, the highest driving seasons are in the summer and around the holidays. I wonder how much the oil companies pay the Wall Street Journal for such horrible liars...not very good liars at that. *One other added note: The oil CEOs got someone in front of the news cameras yesterday to explain that price fixing is NOT against the law. Really?...well there's something the democrats can start working on.