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Double standard

September 28, 2008

Re "Palin's Big Oil infatuation," Opinion, Sept. 24

For all of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s sound and fury about how Big Oil is ruining the planet and how evil Sarah Palin is for supporting it, I noticed that Kennedy started off his article recalling a water-skiing trip he and his children took.

Unless Kennedy has some superhuman speed-rowing ability we aren't privy to, water-skiing involves hours of using a boat with an engine -- an engine that requires, yes, gasoline and oil.

Seems to me that elite environmental alarmists like Kennedy who preach oil abstinence are more than a bit hypocritical when they pollute waterways with their pleasure boats, as well as polluting the skies with their private planes as they jet back and forth to their next anti-oil speaking engagement. You can't have it both ways.

Greg Wolfe

Los Angeles

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