January 29, 2009
We can't drive our SUVs and, you know, eat as much as we want and keep our homes on, you know, 72 degrees at all times, whether we're living in the desert or we're living in the tundra, and then just expect every other country is going to say OK, you know, you guys go ahead keep on using 25 percent of the world's energy, even though you only account for 3 percent of the population, and we'll be fine. Don't worry about us. That's not leadership.
The capital flew into a bit of a tizzy when, on his first full day in the White House, President Obama was photographed in the Oval Office without his suit jacket. There was, however, a logical explanation: Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat.
Â“HeÂ’s from Hawaii, O.K.?Â” said Mr. ObamaÂ’s senior adviser, David Axelrod, who occupies the small but strategically located office next door to his boss. Â“He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.Â”
While looking for the original quote, I realized Ed Morrisey has already blogged about this today, and rightly notes in Heat For Me But Not For Thee:
Many people in America, especially where I live, would like to heat their homes to a comfort level where sweaters and coats become unnecessary. However, Obama and the Democrats want to impose ruinous taxes and penalties on energy production and fuel that produces carbon dioxide Â— a naturally-occurring element Â— and make that choice economically unbearable for us.
I wish my house were warm enough to wear summer clothes, but I have to pay my own heating bill, so it's not. Shame on you again, President Obama.
And also, you're from Chicago, not Hawaii. You should be used to cold weather and wearing sweaters.
[Thanks to AirForceWife for angering up my blood this morning with this link.]
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