Have Your Hummer and Hug It Too
Posted on Apr 12, 2007
Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to make the environmental movement sexy. Why get rid of Hummers, California’s governor argued Wednesday, when you can make them run on biofuel and hydrogen, like his? Schwarzenegger has a warning for politicians who stand in the way of environmental progress: “Your political base will melt away as surely as the polar ice caps. ... You will become a political penguin on a smaller and smaller ice floe, drifting out to sea. ... ”
In the past year, Schwarzenegger has helped pass laws in California to decrease greenhouse gas emissions. He said he signed two laws, one to curb emissions 25 percent by the year 2020 and the other to cut the carbon content in transportation fuel by 10 percent.
He issued a warning to other politicians who don’t follow his lead.
“Your political base will melt away as surely as the polar ice caps. ... I can guarantee you of that,” Schwarzenegger said. “You will become a political penguin on a smaller and smaller ice floe, drifting out to sea. Goodbye, my little friend.”