Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Alternative Energy - Presidential Blunder


A Ford executive had to intervene when President Bush almost plugged an electrical cord into the hydrogen tank of a Ford hydrogen-electric plug-in vehicle recently. Fortunately, no harm was done, but the situation would have been different if the president had succeeded. The story might have gone something like this:

Instead of plugging the electrical cord of a hydrogen-electric vehicle into the car’s electrical connection, President Bush inserted it into the car’s hydrogen tank. When questioned about this, the president refused to admit his mistake, and will not set a timetable for withdrawal of the cord. He claims that setting a timetable will send the wrong message, and that the car would simply wait it out. The president remains steadfast in his decision. Critics on both sides of the isle accuse the president of rushing into this without clearly thinking about the consequences of his actions. Some say that he just looks stupid. Meanwhile, sources close to the president say that he has concluded that the best way to solve this problem is not to withdraw the cord, but instead to push it in even farther. Believing that the car is equipped with an electrical connection deep within the fuel tank, the president is said to be going forward with his plan, even though advisors have thoroughly checked the fuel tank and concluded that no such electrical connection exists.

4 comments:

jhay said...

Hahaha! This one's a classic. No wonder the US still hasn't ratified Kyoto.

Doug Snodgrass said...

Well done, I love this post.

Anonymous said...

The conclusion to the story.

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