When Democratic candidates were asked, “What would you do to reduce gas prices?,” their answers made very little sense. Which brings me to a Jeopardy-inspired puzzle: If those were their answers, what question were they really answering? To what policy question would an appropriate answer be: “Impose a carbon tax, cut subsidies, strengthen fuel efficiency standards, support alternative fuels, and launch a price-gouging investigation”?

My charitable submission: “What would be an optimal energy policy?”

My uncharitable submission: “What would you do to get revenge on oil companies – to make those bastards pay for what they’ve done to us?”

Take your pick!