Thursday, February 5, 2009

Obama's Hypocracy

Earlier this year, Barack Obama lectured us on the importance of conserving energy:

“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.

Now that he's the President, things haven't exactly gone as he promised. The New York Times reports:
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.”
Oh, I see. I turn down my thermostat at home to 60 degrees so that you can crank up the heat at the White House at taxpayer expense. What a typical liberal hypocrite.