Thursday, November 30, 2006

Iowa governor Tom Vilsack ( has announced his bid for U.S. President with a platform I can support on every level: energy independence (

On a national level, we need to slash our dependence on foreign oil for reasons of economy and security. Even if you don't believe in man-made global warming, there should be no debate over the negative effects of our addiction to foreign fossil fuels.

On a local level, in my county and its neighbors, there is debate over the placement of new power lines and towers to fuel the region with out-of-state electricity. Cheap electricity is good, but Loudoun is the wealthiest county in the nation. Surely we can afford to strive for independence through decentralized power sources, such as solar panels on rooftops and wind turbines along highways and vast backyards.

Personally, as a mobile computer user, I would love to operate without dependence on outside power, to operate all-day without plugging in until I go home to recharge both my device batteries and my own physiological capacitors.

These goals are not easy to achieve, but are by no means unattainable. Furthermore, they are based in the foundation of American ideals: independence. I commend Vilsack for launching his campaign on this platform. I wish him luck and hope he is able to incite action on this issue.

CateGoogles: political_silliness
Mood = excited

Vilsack running on right platform


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