He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.
That was David Axelrod on why President Barack “Shared Sacrifice” Obama has the heat cranked in the Oval Office, so much so that he needed to remove his suit coat.
You could not grow orchids in here, that’s for sure. I keep the thermostat at a sultry 65 degrees. Some days I am so cold that I turn it up to 68, just to get my bones warm again.
As I sit here and type, I have on a thick sweater, extra warm socks, and even a hat. I am still freezing.
So, what does this have to do with Mr. Obama? I mean, I keep the thermostat down because I like to keep our gas bill as low as possible. Obviously, I hold nothing against people who choose to keep their homes warmer.
Still, it is hard to listen to a man like Barack Obama, or Al Gore for that matter, talk down to us plain folk about shared sacrifice and all of the things we need to do to stop global warming – like turning the heat down – when they do not practice what they preach.
“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.
So, I get told what kind of light bulbs I am going to have to use come 2012 – regardless of the fact that they trigger debilitatingly painful migraines that will have a devastating effect on my quality of life – based on some poorly conducted science, while President Obama keeps it hot enough to grow orchids.
That’s not leadership. But, it seems, that is going to happen.