Friday, August 20, 2004


Derrick Jackson has an excellent column on SUVs. This issue has been done to death, but Jackson correctly points out the democrats' own hypocritical and tepid position on the issue. He even quotes John Kerry, who seems to be encouraging Americans to drive these beasts, and who meekly promises he would seek to improve fuel efficiency in these behemoths. Jackson digs further and lays out where the blame is due, the American public:

Besides the mirage of safety, the SUV, with its horrific gas mileage and proven negative effects on the air we breathe, remains a potent symbol of how Americans refuse to rethink their place in the world, let alone sacrifice, in the wake of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the retaliatory war in Afghanistan, and the unprovoked invasion of Iraq.

Jackson nicely points out America's criminal denial of our gluttonous behavior. And he wisely points out that Democrats are nowhere close to leading on this issue.



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