Paris Hilton's common sense energy policy advice
Just when I thought she'd dropped out of the pop cultural consciousness, McCain comes along and throws gasoline on the Hilton pilot light. Boom! She missiles herself right back to center of popular attention. Hilton has no obvious talent, but I think the woman does have extraordinary META-talent. In her recent satiric video, she makes a very interesting both-and statement about energy policy which, apparently, she chose to memorize outright:
Barack wants to focus on new technologies to cut foreign-oil dependency, and McCain wants offshore drilling. Well, why don’t we do a hybrid of both candidates’ ideas? We can do limited offshore drilling with strict environmental oversight, while creating tax incentives to get Detroit making hybrid and electric cars. That way, the offshore drilling carries us until the new technologies kick in, which will then create new jobs and energy independence. Energy crisis solved.It's really an appeal to common sense, that one should do both things if each is considered having a reasonable chance of success. The Christian Science Monitor's blogsite, Bright Green Blog, actually gives it some analysis to see if it might work, and it's a short, fun read.