Thursday, January 29, 2009

Peasants, Turn Down the Heat!

But not Presidents. Ed Morrissey mentions "Mr. Workout's" disregard for the environment.

Last week, Barack Obama caused quite a stir when he allowed himself to be photographed in the Oval Office without wearing a suit jacket, ending the Bush tradition of coat-and-tie for the West Wing. The New York Times reports on how Obama made that possible during a colder-than-usual Washington winter. All Obama did was turn up the thermostat to Hawaii hothouse levels

Morrissey also provides a quote from Candidate Obama:

“We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK,” Obama said.

“That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen,” he added

Unless it's the White House, of course.

Arugula, steaks, and warmth with the martinis, waiter!!

HT: ProEcclesia


Unknown said...

You're kidding, right? This is a fair, salient and thoughtful criticism of a president? You can do better. (I think.)

Amy said...

In light of his "keep *your* homes cold, peons" comment, yeah. It's more than justified to question Obama's consistency.

So far, in everything, it seems to be "do as I say, not as I do."

Disgruntled Car Salesman said...

You know, like the Goracle and his seven homes that consume enough power in one year to keep 3 coal plants busy.

Shoebox said...

At least Jimmy Carter wore a sweater!