With some fanfare, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today personally released an Energy Commission study he ordered in April to look into high gasoline prices. Two months later, he announced that the commission had discovered an "unusual spike" that saw prices in California jump in late April even while prices elsewhere in the nation were relatively stable.
Schwarzenegger also talked tough: "We'll get to the bottom of this."
The only question is how it took two months for the Energy Commission to determine this information. A daily visit to the American Automobile Association's fuelgaugereport.com could have revealed the same information in real time.