Thursday, July 31, 2008

Obama's Energy Policy


from John at Powerline:

The stunned silence with which the crowd greets this howler suggests that most Americans have a more practical understanding of energy consumption than Obama.

Just for fun, I did the math. Properly inflating your tires can improve gas mileage by 3%. Of course, many people already keep their tires properly inflated, and many more are at least close to being properly inflated. Let's be generous and assume that one-half of the total possible savings would be realized if we all inflated our tires properly; that's a net gain of 1.5% fuel efficiency.

. . . it would take only 11,308 years of proper tire inflation to equal "all the oil that they're talking about getting off drilling."

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