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“Green” Cleaver Does Something Right

May 2nd, 2008 by mopns · No Comments

“The majority of super-delegates I’ve talked to are committed, but it is a matter of timing.” Sen. Claire McCaskill

Speaking of super delegates, readers of this blog know that we’ve been less than flattering of super delegate Emanuel Cleaver. Cleaver, who has embarrassingly buck danced and prostrated himself publicly for Hillary Clinton, did something this week that we can praise him for. From Lib Earth Watch:

A little noticed amendment to last year’s energy bill requires House members who lease vehicles through their office budgets to drive cars that emit low levels of greenhouse gases.

The requirement was sought by Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II (D-Mo.), who figured that if his colleagues were serious about reducing greenhouse gas emissions and U.S. dependence on foreign oil, they ought to put their foot where their mouth is.

Cleaver does. His taxpayer-funded Ford Econoline, a recycled airport shuttle he uses as a mobile office, runs on cooking grease. But he’s heard grumbling from colleagues.

“They want their Lexuses and their Cadillacs,” he said. “I just think it’s a poor example for us to spend so much time talking about energy independence and global warming and presenting to the people an image of fat cats living the fat life.”

Amazing, most liberals are free spenders, especially when it’s not their money!

Related: 

Prime Buzz: The Rev. Jeremiah Wright is ‘a brilliant theologian,’ Cleaver says

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