Obama’s thermostat

Check out this comparison of President Obama’s actions and rhetoric:

Conservation for me, but not for thee? That seems to be President Obama’s philosophy, based on Thursday’s positive front-page profile by [New York Times] White House reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg — though the president’s hypocrisy was missed by the Times reporter.

Stolberg led off her preview of the more informal White House, “From the Top, the White House Loosens Its Buttoned-Up Style,” with an anecdote about Obama and his love of indoor heating.

The capital flew into a bit of a tizzy when, on his first full day in the White House, President Obama was photographed in the Oval Office without his suit jacket. There was, however, a logical explanation: Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat.

He?s from Hawaii, O.K.?? said Mr. Obama?s senior adviser, David Axelrod, who occupies the small but strategically located office next door to his boss. ?He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.?

Stolberg is apparently oblivious to Obama’s hypocrisy. On the campaign trail in Oregon in May, he made this Jimmy Carter-style lecture, in a grasp for the greenie vote:

?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.?

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