Globe-trotting Obama meets global-warming Obama.
Last week, after Al Gore’s call to wean America from the scourge of carbon fuels in ten years, the Chosen One praised the Goracle for awakening “the conscience of a nation to the urgency of this threat. I strongly agree with Vice President Gore that we . . . must fast-track investments in renewable sources of energy like solar power, wind power ,and advanced biofuels, and those are the investments I will make as president.’’
Well, not too fast a track. This week, Obama was happily reaping the benefits of efficient carbon fuels as he criss-crossed the world enlightening the masses.
From Obamapalooza’s tour stop in the Middle East, the New York Times’s Maureen Dowd wrote:
The king of Jordan personally drove the prince of Chicago from the palace to the airport on Tuesday night to catch his flight to Israel, leading a motorcade in his slate Mercedes 600 across the tarmac and right up to O-Force One, as the Chicago Sun Times mockingly calls the candidate’s freshly branded 757.
The gas-powered Mercedes S600 gets 14 mpg. The kerosene-powered Boeing 757 guzzles 1,100 gallons per hour. We look forward to Obama’s next trip abroad aboard the solar-powered O-Force One.