So Congress sent an energy bill to President Bush today, calling for the first fuel-efficiency upgrade in 32 years, as well as phasing out regular light bulbs among other planet-saving measures. Fine, great, happy to have you. However, the cutie-patootie "we're so green!" measure of sending the legislation to the White House in a Toyota Prius? Folks, it's two miles door-to-door.
And if walking (a la Jimmy Carter) isn't in the cards, it's a half dozen stops on the Metro, the cleanest, most pleasant public transpo I've ever been on. If the green message is really what you're after, how 'bout ditching the car and lacing up those sneaks instead? (Or at least renting a Segway . . .)