Less Driving to Conserve Gas: Bush hears Chavez!

Well, finally here is one lesson that Bush learnt from Chavez and he has adopted quickly. Sounds like trivial, but it is not.
Despite what the pundits say about impossibility of Global Warming, its right here and its to stay if we dont conserve energy.
On September 16, the communist model envisaged by Chavez in his country felt disgusted at the Capitalistic extravaganza. Associated Press writer Kim Gamel mentioned:

Chavez singled out the United States as the most wasteful
country, saying he was shocked when a quarter of all the
cars he counted Thursday morning on New York streets had
one person in them.

“That’s crazy, one person with a huge car … that is using
up gas and polluting the atmosphere,” he said at a news
conference. “The world cannot tolerate this model of
development called the American way of life
.”

Chavez, some point out, colors his own lines. Well, hardly.
In fact in 2001, Vice President Dick Cheney had said, “Conservation may be a sign of personal virtue, but it cannot be the basis of a sound energy policy.” Also that year, Ari Fleischer, then Mr. Bush’s press secretary, responded to a question about reducing American energy consumption by saying “that’s a big no. The president believes that it’s an American way of life,” Mr. Fleischer said.

And this morning, the New York Times has the US president heeding to the call of the revolutionary. Finally.

With fears mounting that high energy costs will crimp economic growth, President Bush called on Americans yesterday to conserve gasoline by driving less. He also issued a directive for all federal agencies to cut their own energy use and to encourage employees to use public transportation.

“We can all pitch in,” Mr. Bush said. “People just need to recognize that the storms have caused disruption,” he added, and that if Americans are able to avoid going “on a trip that’s not essential, that would be helpful.”

Way to go, Mr President!

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Author: Saswat Pattanayak

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