From the NYTimes.com: Bush in Saudi Arabia to Make Oil Plea
With the price of oil hitting record highs, President Bush will use a private visit to King Abdullah’s ranch here Friday to make a second attempt to persuade the Saudi government to increase oil production so that American consumers can get some relief at the gasoline pump.
When Mr. Bush was last here in January, a similar request caused him some embarrassment. The president asked the Saudi oil minister to increase production, and was publicly rebuffed. He then took up the matter with the king, but the conversation did not get very far.
From NYTimes.com: Bush Rebuffed on Oil Plea in Saudi Arabia
This is a total embarrassment, that the President of the United States goes into a country, hat in hand and gets totally rebuffed. This is the legacy of our failed energy and foreign policies.