We all remember the quote:
“We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times . . . and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK.”
That was Barack Obama on the campaign trail. That was then; this is now. As a not-so-young person who is very sensitive to cold, those words were not comforting. My house is probably at 70 degrees or so (thanks to two pellet stoves), and I like it that way. I really have no intention of letting the rest of the world vote on what they think my comfort level should be. Unless they are willing to pay my utility bills, I really don’t think they should have a voice. Ok, so why am I bringing this up?
On his first full day at the White House, President Obama was photographed in the Oval Office without his suit jacket on. That’s not a problem for me– he’s allowed to be comfortable in his own office–but there was a comment with the photo. Barack Obama hates the cold and had cranked up the thermostat. I can totally identify. I wouldn’t even by complaining except that his campaign quote sounded as if he was not willing to afford me the same privilege. Tell you what–I won’t complain about his warm office if he won’t complain about my warm house.