Posted by Charity on January 30th, 2009

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.

7 Responses to “He Likes It Warm”

  1. He’s just another liberal hypocrite.

  2. You know he and Michelle don’t pay the fuel bill. Just wait until summer and then see what the AC is set too. I bet it will be quite ‘cool’ in the Oval Office.

  3. Your focus is so narrow it’s ridiculous. When he lies us into an illegal war, you’ll have something to complain about.

  4. You know, sometimes it’s in the details. For instance, one February years ago my poet girlfriend Martha Zweig and I stopped into the Vermont Council On The Arts office to pick up some stuff. It was a Saturday afternoon, but a thaw was going on. They had the thermostat set in the 70s–no one was around. Hello? We turned down the thermostat as we left. If Obama is going to address ‘energy’ I would hope he sets a good overall example about it by not ‘wasting’ it. That’s all. To say it’s no big deal is to say wasting energy is a perk of the privileged, government and otherwise. We should all get together and send the White House some Vermont winter garb, and some blankets, quilts, and maybe even some firewood.

  5. Speaking of ridiculous, Haik, are you saying that we cannot criticize Obama unless he starts a war?

    Peter Buknatski said,”To say it’s no big deal is to say wasting energy is a perk of the privileged, government and otherwise.”

    Bingo.

    That is the problem I have with it. As if the government telling us how to live isn’t bad enough, it doesn’t apply to the privileged class.

    If conserving energy is the right thing to do, then everyone should do it. No exceptions for Mr. President.

    Maybe I will crochet him a hat and send it in protest.

  6. Hey, my thermostat is at 61 degrees…all you guys are wimps…

  7. “That’s not leadership. But, it seems, that is going to happen.”

    Sounds like what the rest of us were saying for the last eight years.