We need to make a structural shift in our energy economy. Ultimately, we need to move our entire fleet to plug-in electric cars. The only way to get from here to there is to start now with a price signal that will force the change.Yeah, I know I can't wait until John Galt's static-electrical motor is revealed to the world, but it'll still be too late to save the railroad. Making the structural shift [sic, motherfucker] to cars that recharge overnight via USB connections to our laptops is, bee tee dubbleyou, "the truth, the real truth, to the American people about what would be the best — I mean really the best — energy policy for the long-term economic health and security of our country." If I hated to repeat myself, I'd hate to repeat myself when I say that this notion, that "change" will yield up precisely the same situation and circumstances we have now, only without any of the negative consequences, is the purest and dumbest of self-flattery. Atlanta does not become fit for human habitation just because its rush hour whirs instead of roars.
Imagine for a minute, just a minute, that someone running for president was able to actually tell the truth, the real truth, to the American people about what would be the best — I mean really the best — energy policy for the long-term economic health and security of our country. I realize this is a fantasy, but play along with me for a minute. What would this mythical, totally imaginary, truth-telling candidate say?Probably something like, "My fellow Americans, you'd better break out the hoes and start tilling those half-acre lots."