Speaking of politicians, I think Talkingpointsmemo
has an attitude worth remembering
whenever President Bush talks about the changes that America needs to go through in order to curb our addiction to oil.
While he’s willing to say we have an addiction to oil, he sure isn’t willing to take any action curb his
addiction to rhetoric about tax cuts. Bush’s statement that “We need to get off oil. The best way is to do
that through technology,” is wrong. The best way would be a large-scale restructuring of our economy, for people
to actively change their lifestyles. This is difficult, and there is no chance Bush (or almost any other elected
official) will call for that. What Bush means is that the only solution to oil addiction he’ll tolerate is one
that continues to use oil for the foreseeable future.
[Source: Talkingpointsmemo.com, Image source: CNN]