Assume for a second that you were a pro-environment presidential candidate that believed in anthropogenic global warming.
Would you be trying to demonstrate that energy conservation and reducing carbon emissions were not just so many words in a stump speech, but something you truly believed in?
Would you also expect that an impartial press might be analyzing your activities to make sure they accurately reflected the green position you were preaching?
Apparently, if you were Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Chris Dodd, or Joe Biden, this would not be much of a concern. As reported by the Associated Press (emphasis added):
A flock of small jets took flight from Washington Thursday, each carrying a Democratic presidential candidate to South Carolina for the first debate of the political season.
For Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama, Chris Dodd and Joe Biden, it was wheels up shortly after they voted in favor of legislation requiring that U.S. troops begin returning home from Iraq in the fall.
No one jet pooled, no one took commercial flights to save money, fuel or emissions.
Now, consider for a moment the hypocrisy here: we Americans are being told by the left and the media that support them that we all need to make sacrifices to prevent an imminent cataclysm caused by a planet that is warming due to our own misdeeds.
Yet, these four "green" Senators couldn’t fly from the same place to the same place on the same plane to conserve energy and cut planet-threatening emissions?
Furthermore, as this is a huge issue that the media have been championing for many months, shouldn’t this hypocrisy have been exposed, or is that asking too much of today’s journalists?
I know; it’s a rhetorical question.