29 January 2009

Thermostats and Leadership

"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. That's not leadership. That's not going to happen."

---Barack Obama, May, 2008

From yesterday's New York Times:
WASHINGTON — 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.”

I think Jimmy Carter may have a sweater he could borrow...

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Well, after all, its only the "citizens" who are expected to cut back and do without...not those in power...

Honestly, does this really surprise anyone? The double standards, the sheer hypocrisy...no thanks.