Monday, May 19, 2008

Thermostat appeasement

Everyone has seemingly opined already on this quote from Obama:

"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.

But has anyone else thought how this could help Michelle Obama’s kids?

In what may be the first time – and most like the last – that I seek the wisdom of Michelle Obama, I must warn Barack of what would follow.

As soon as we bump the thermostat for the summer up to a more globally acceptable 76, “they” will “move the bar”, "raise the bar", "shift it to the side", "keep it just out of reach".

And just like that we’ll be looking at 82.

MORE: And as far as Obama frowning on those of us who would “eat as much as we want”, yes, Michelle and I are on opposite sides there.

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