Friday, January 19, 2007

The Audacity of Energy Independence

It would appear that Nancy Pelosi has decided to get on the "audacity bandwagon." As Truthdig reported, drawing upon a Reuters source, she is forming "a select committee on energy independence and global warming." There are all sorts of ways in which we can read this story; but I, personally, see it as a way for the Congress to demonstrate that it has a better handle on the future of the United States than the White House appears to have! Needless to say, it is so ambitious that one has to wonder how realistic it is; but, as they used to tell me in high school, you can't hit high goals unless you aim for them!

It would be nice to believe that, if we were to get over our addictive dependence on other countries' oil, we might then turn our attention to being a better "citizen" in the global arena; but there may be such a thing as too audacious a hope!

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