Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Thomas Friedman Articulates Argument Against McCain

I heard an interview with NY Times columnist Thomas Friedman on Fresh Air last night. The dude rocks, he argues for a green energy revolution with candor and wit. Oh, let's not forget he has a command of the facts, too.

He articulates the most concise arguments I've heard yet against a McCain presidency, pointing out the absolute lunacy of the "Drill, Baby. Drill" chant heard at the Republican convention. Continuing oil addiction makes for bad politics, bad business, and would be bad for the environment, the economy and your health. But the oil industry has the army of lobbyists, and pays for the campaigns of the weasels in Washington, so we hear utter idiocy like "Drill, Baby, Drill".
Don't take my word for it, check out Friedman's new book Hot, Flat and Crowded, and his N.Y. Times column.

I wrote in this blog a couple years back about the coming boom in clean energy, Friedman points out that tax credits from the federal government need to lead the way. McCain consistently votes against this, even when it would mean piles of new jobs in his state!

Go Obama!

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