Obama's right-hand man when it comes to controlling the cost of gasoline, four short years ago:
"Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe."
Obama's right-hand man when it comes to controlling the cost of gasoline, yesterday:
"I no longer share that view."
And don't expect him to share that view until he and his boss are out of office, after having accomplished that mission. After gas prices have skyrocketed to European levels, and the American economy has gone into deep depression - again.
Then they'll be high-fiving one another in celebration.
The question isn't whether Steven Chu is willing to share his view, but whether he still holds that view.
Expect no answer to that question until November 7, the day after the election.