“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,”...This very quote inspired MKH's most watched video: Obama On Your Shoulder.
“That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen,” he added.
Ironically, Barack now travels amidst a FLEET of SUVs (heh), serves $100 Wagyu steaks at White House cocktail parties (from cows whose flatulence creates massive carbon dioxide emissions), and has his thermostat adjusted according to whim. I, personally, have no objection to any of this. But I'm also not sitting on the nation's shoulder and wagging my finger, and then acting hypocritically:
Barack in Jan 09
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."
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Daschle:
The people have no heat to warm their homes.
Let them soak in hot tubs...
White House Chief of Staff Rohm Emmanuel:
The people have no leadership to guide them.
Let them use GPS...
U.S. Sec. of State Hillary Clinton:
Other nations see the White House thermostat and do not say "okay".
Let them say "Yes we can"...
"Never lecture me again about global warming, Barack Obama",
her commenter, Pogo: