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January 29, 2009

So What Is Barack Obama’s Carbon Footprint ?

by Doug Mataconis

Apparently, our new President likes to crank up the thermostat:

WASHINGTON — 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.”

Does anyone remember what Obama said back in May ?

Pitching his message to Oregon’s environmentally-conscious voters, Obama called on the United States to “lead by example” on global warming, and develop new technologies at home which could be exported to developing countries.

“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.

Apparently, though, wearing a sweater and turning down the heat is just for the little people.

And, oh yeah, Obama may have been born in Hawaii, but he spent the last several decades in Chicago. He should be used to the cold by now.

Cross-posed from Below The Beltway

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3 Comments

  1. He’s just following Al Gore’s example!

    Comment by Greg — January 29, 2009 @ 11:19 am
  2. Global warming starts in the office?

    Comment by Akston — January 29, 2009 @ 1:50 pm
  3. Is California still forcing people to install devices that allow the state to turn off people’s A/C and heaters?

    Comment by Justin Bowen — January 29, 2009 @ 8:15 pm

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