If Huckabee commits suicide, he’ll be free of energy consumption (maybe even sooner than a decade from now). Heck, if his wife then drops him on the hearth and sets fire to him*, he’ll be a net energy producer.
Let me just say that I fully support that plan.
* Make sure it’s not a no-burn day.
That was so wrong.
Lessee, 200 lbs of greasy (C(n)H(2n+2)) politician, plus Oxygen ->
C(n)O(2n) + H(2n+2)2O(n+1) implies that his combustion will produce about 600 lbs of CO2.
This assumes complete combustion, and 100% combustible materials, neither of which is entirely true, but in environmental debates accuracy takes a back seat to elegance, and this is truly elegant, no?
Lest anyone think this just an exercise in gratuitous violence, one could also calculate the number of BTUs of usable energy this would produce, and subtract it from our annual purchases of foreign oil to find out just how much energy independence this gets us.
Take this modest number and multiply by 535 members of the congress, add in the combined membership of the EPA, Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, and Earth First! and it starts looking really attractive.