January 29, 2009


First, Obama was a hypocrite about bin Laden. Now he's a hypocrite about the environment.

Last year:

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.

“He’s from Hawaii, O.K.?” said Mr. Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod, who occupies the small but strategically located office next door to his boss. “He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.”

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 — a naturally-occurring element — 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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1 OH, yes, the "do as I say..."-ness. *Engaging Soviet humor* Maybe orchid growing is the new administration's intended "independent revenue stream." :-)

Posted by: kannie at January 29, 2009 08:51 AM (iT8dn)

2 Well, glad to help. I saw that one as I was huddled in my bed waking up - under a sheet, a fleece blanket, two thermal blankets, a down comforter, and a woven bedspread. Plus pajamas. 'Cuz I pay my own heating bill. I'm watching the press conference from the White House right now. I so hope someone asks about it.

Posted by: airforcewife at January 29, 2009 09:14 AM (Fb2PC)

3 Nyet, kannie, ecofriendly backyard furnaces will be the core of the new Great Leap fOrward! As for Obama's love of heat, he does not want to become an ice person. He was in Chicago, but not of it. He has not forgotten the Sovereign Kingdom, so surely he will acknowledge its independence by giving it a massive financial stimulus. We are a proud people with hands out waiting to take what is rightfully ours - your tax dollars! Enabling the One and a few others like al-Gore who uses twenty times more power than other Omericans (Barack bless him) to enjoy a few luxuries is a small price to pay for their brilliance. And conservatives think they're meritocratic? Hah! Under your fantasy system, a clever cOmrade would actually have to (gag) work for a living instead of sitting back and enjoying the apparatchik lifestyle! Nyet!

Posted by: kevin at January 29, 2009 09:20 AM (+nV09)

4 See, Ia m totally thinking I need to start a weekly Animal Farm post at my blog and just list the week's Animal Farm examples...love this...thanks!

Posted by: CaliValleyGirl at January 29, 2009 09:42 AM (irIko)

5 Obama. Hypocrite. Redundant.

Posted by: tim at January 29, 2009 10:33 AM (nno0f)

6 Wait a second, this is additionally hypocritical considering his diss yesterday to Washington DC for being wimps about the cold weather...love it!

Posted by: CaliValleyGirl at January 29, 2009 11:08 AM (irIko)

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