Kerry’s inconvenient truth


Reverend Gore’s energy-guzzling mansion has brought snickers from the pews, but there’s always John Kerry to one up the Goracle in the hypocrisy sweepstakes.



Kerry appeared on Democratic jester Jon Stewart’s show Monday night to flog his green tome (co-written with his wife), “This Moment on Earth”. “We’re running out of time” to save the planet, Pastor John intoned, but “a lot of people out there want to do what’s right.” Thus the book, which Kerry hopes will teach that “you can develop a sustainable way by which to live.”



Present company excluded, of course.



While running for eco-moralizer-in-chief in 2004, Kerry was asked by The Detroit News editorial board what car he drove. Without any hint of irony, he said:



“Well, we have a couple of Chrysler minivans. We have a Jeep. . . and a PT Cruiser up in Boston. . .and we have some SUVs. . . and an old Dodge 600 that I keep in the Senate. . . and I also have a Chevy. A big Suburban.”


Subscribe to National Review