March 15th, 2006

transportation

The Petroleum-Based Energy Crunch: E85 and Hybrid Electric Cars

By applying the talent and technology of America, this country can dramatically improve our environment, move beyond a petroleum-based economy, and make our dependence on Middle Eastern oil a thing of the past.
      - President George W. Bush, State of the Union Address, 31 Jan 2006
      From "Energy Security for the 21st Century: Reliable, Affordable, Environmentally-Sound Energy"

But Bush, you know the other day when he had the speech about us being addicted to oil, he says those things as though, you know, he just thought of it and we're disagreeing with him, like everybody's been saying that. Jimmy Carter said it I think in 1978.
    And he comes out, "What people don't realize is we're addicted to foreign oil" and he's saying it like you're going "Get out of here." "We're addicted. You don't get it, people." You know, he was the guy on the stump a few years ago making fun of hybrid cars because it wasn't manly.

      - Comedy Central's Daily Show host Jon Stewart
      Interview on Larry King Live, 27 Feb 2006

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