While some critics charge that the Bush Administration has ignored global warming and passed big-business polluter-friendly legislation, the White House is suggesting Americans wait until November 4th, 2007 to decide.
Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. on November 4th, giving the country an extra week of saving daylight, and energy, as opposed to last year. Combined with nearly a month of extra daylight saving in the spring, President Bush is confident that he will be seen as the president who did the most to preserve our nation’s natural resources.
“For all his talk about parks and such, it wasn’t Clinton who came up with this idea,” said Bush, referring to President Clinton’s setting aside of over 6 million acres of land to be dedicated as national monuments. While Clinton was concerned about some environmental issues, Bush contends, he missed the fuel-cell boat on Daylight Saving Time. “It’s a no-brainer,” said a smirking George W. “We plan on saving Americans an estimated $30 trillion over the duration of the policy (forever). At an hour per household per year per night for about a month per year, that’s a lot of energy we’re saving.”
The White House has suggested that other corporations could purchase credits from the energy saved so that they can avoid strict environmental standards and continue to create job opportunities for Americans. “We need to have an energy policy that is sensible and does not penalize companies for polluting,” said Bush. When asked from whom the energy credits would be bought, Bush said the energy utilities would handle the details, but that everyone would benefit.
Some environmentalists have accused Bush of being too lenient on polluters, but the White House believes that Bush’s commitment to Daylight Saving Time will be seen as his greatest legacy as president, and he will always be seen as one of America’s greatest environmental leaders.