The column is saying that President Obama wants higher gas prices. The writer states that gas prices were rising much more rapidly than expected and also that President Obama wants more people to be eco friendly. The writer believes that the President in fact wants these gas prices to keep rising. I learned the columist is opionated and maybe might not be all on the Presidents side. If you are interested in politics and the economy you will definetly enjoy this article. The writer didnt give direct quotes from President Obama so he could have maybe made some up.