Hooked you with that blog post title but before I get to it, I want to pose a question.
Who would you rather believe when it comes to evaluating energy policies for the respective candidates? The talking heads on cable news and the equivocating suits they bring on to condense the policies to one or two of the more “controversial” points? Or, the experts who have been writing, thinking and crusading on these issues for years?
If you answered yes to the second choice, here’s Joseph Romm’s evaluation of Obama’s plan, at the top of a very long post breaking down the plan:
This is easily the best energy plan ever put forward by a nominee of either party
And that’s not even the quote of the day. Nope. That honor goes to Elizabeth Kolbert who wrote a piece for the New Yorker (remember them, the ones with the cover that threw the media for a tizzy for like a week) in which she take McCain to task for his fealty to the oil companies:
If the hard truth is that the federal government can’t do much to lower gas prices, the really hard truth is that it shouldn’t try to.
To borrow a construction from a certain insurance company’s ubiquitous ads:
You know that place where gas is so expensive that I’m glad I moved into a city, use public transportation, walk, bike and look to the time when I can buy a plug-in, emissions-free vehicle? I’m there – and I can’t wait for everyone else to get close to there too.