Friday, April 28, 2006

Leading by Example

From Yahoo today --
House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Ill., center, gets out of a Hydrogen
Alternative Fueled automobile, left, as he prepares to board his SUV, which uses gasoline, after holding a news conference at a local gas station in Washington, Thursday, April 27, 2006 to discuss the recent rise in gas prices. Hastert and other members of Congress drove off in the Hydrogen-Fueled cars only to switch to their official cars to drive the few blocks back to the U.S. Capitol.
So, let me get this straight: drove to the gas station for a press conference and showed up in a spiffy alternative fuel vehicle. Looks good, makes the news, "we're for saving oil!".

But....barely a block away swapped back to their gas-guzzling SUV to ride the rest of the way back to the capitol. And apparently they weren't smart enough to switch where no one would see them.

Way to lead by example, guys!! Honesty in politics! Why am I not surprised?

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