Planet Gore

Joyeux Anniversaire!

Greg Garrison of Indy’s WIBC just brought to my attention that yesterday’s announcement — that Americans would finally be forced into driving the cars that Europeans, for their own reasons of envy and pique, demand we drive — came almost precisely a year to the day after then-candidate Barack Obama lectured us that we can’t just drive the cars we want (like he does), eat what we want (like he does), and set our thermostats at “orchid” and just have other countries say that’s ok. ”That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen,” he added.

This is one more example where we must admit that people were told what to expect. It may have lacked certain details, and media fury surely was brought down when described merely with the “S-word” (as opposed to the increasingly apt F-word), but the direction was clear.

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