Apparently in tonight's state of the union address, President Bush plans to preach an end to 'oil addiction'.
Hope he succeeds in that, insofar as our economy shouldn't be dependent on what happens in unstable oil producing regions of the world.
However, he is rather late to the game.
Here are some initiatives that have been proposed by Democrats over the years, which Republicans have blocked or cut back on:
* Increasing fuel mileage standards on vehicles.
* Increased use of alternative fuels, including research on
electric, hydrogen and other fuel sources.
* More funding for mass transit.
* Tax credits or funding for installation of solar and better
insulation in homes.
Now, I hope that the President is serious about ending our addiction to oil (for greenhouse gas reasons, in addition to other reasons), but let's see if he follows his words with actions.