Saturday, September 17, 2005

Hypocrisy At Its Best

Sometimes you just have to laugh at the inconsistency of the left. Case in point: Arianna Huffington. The eco-zealot is an outspoken critic of the Bush administration's policy on the environment and a strong opponent of Sport Utility Vehicles. However, she was caught being driven to the Sierra Club's national summit in San Francisco --where she made a speech that closed with anti-Bush, environmentally critical comments-- in a full-sized Chevrolet Suburban. Michelle Malkin has the photo, as well as some comments:

"I asked [Sierra Club national spokesman] Eric Antebi whether any of the staff at the Sierra Club headquarters owned and drove SUVs. He stumbled and said the group didn't keep track of who drove what. It's 'a personal decision,' he explained. 'People drive different cars for different reasons.' "

Striking? Isn't it? As Malkin notes at the conclusion of her post, it sure would be nice if the Sierra Club granted the American public the same leeway as its members.

Perhaps this example (or Arianna's Animation Campaign) is one of the many reasons why she lost the California recall race, and why Arnold is preparing to run for his second term as the governor of California.