• With a dramatic energy-saving device, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi turned off the lights and sound while the Republicans were discussing energy sources. Which, hopefully, includes candles.

• But the only candles available were in Pelosi's office, burning brightly at the altar of the speaker herself, Our Lady of San Francisco.

• Meanwhile, Barack Obama called for tapping the emergency oil reserves. The emergency being his poll numbers stuck at the curb.

• "Drill here and drill now," says McCain — bringing to mind the one about the guy arrested for ice fishing at a skating rink.