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Thursday, January 29, 2009

What He Said and What He Meant

What he said was:

“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.

What he meant was:

I won, damnit, and I can kick the thermostat up to whatever I want.

You on the other hand, can do better. Yes, you can.

That’s leadership.

Frankly, I’m just happy he’s jumping on the global warming bandwagon. We could use a little bump in temperatures around these parts; it’s been cold as hell lately.

H/T to Mark Hemingway and Andrew Stuttaford.

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Yeah yeah yeah, so he turned the heat up in his office.  Pretty sure the president isn’t going to bring a space heater and stick it under the Resolute Desk.  Fire hazard much?

All kidding aside, you can’t tell me you’re not happy to see that picture on top of that article: A bunch of people, no jackets, sleeves rolled up, trying to work?  It screams normal people.  I like normal people.

on Jan 29 2009 @ 09:23 AM

Hell, I keep the thermostat way up at home (and pay the cost every month with a high utilities bill). I’m like him (only without the “from Hawaii” excuse): I like warm weather.

Still pretty funny, though.

on Jan 29 2009 @ 09:33 AM

When I see good-intentioned people with the power to foist any number of NO-really-it’s-for-your-own-good! things onto my life getting down to work, I get nervous, not happy! Also, I’ve read “The Cult of the Presidency,” so in general I think of executive power as a dangerous abnormality. But if Mr. Lady likes normal people, you know I’m going to try harder to be one!

on Jan 29 2009 @ 12:28 PM
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