Friday, April 24, 2009

Obama burns 9000 gallons of jet fuel to celebrate Earth Day

President Obama celebrated Earth Day by flying 895 miles and burning 8,950 gallons of fuel. Why aren't environmentalists up in arms when a Democrat wastes energy? According to CBS News Political Hotsheet,

It happens every time a president leaves town to make an Earth Day speech. Reporters scramble to point out how much fuel was expended so the President could talk about conserving energy and using alternative fuels.

In flying to and from Iowa today, President Obama took two flights on Air Force One and four on Marine One.

The press office at Andrews AFB wouldn’t give me the fuel consumption numbers for the 747 that serves as Air Force One without the approval of the White House Press Office, which as I write this has yet to be given.

But Boeing says its 747 burns about 5 gallons of fuel per mile. It’s 895 miles from Washington to Des Moines, so a round trip brings the fuel consumption for the fixed-wing portion of the President’s trip to 8,950 gallons.

Meanwhile, Al Gore celebrates Earth Day by begging for more money for Democrats in the House of Representatives. From

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