Dear Andy Rooney:

I enjoyed your commentary last night on 60 Minutes, titled “Put Brakes On Gas Prices”. I applaud your campaign “to get every driver to use 20 percent less gas this year than last year.”

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You went on to point out how we Americans make unnecessary trips and exotic vacation plans that result in consumption of enormous amounts of gasoline. You even suggested that “newspapers print ‘Don’t Travel’ sections with articles about how interesting it is not to go anywhere.”

But you failed to mention hybrid cars! Here in Gristmill, readers are touting the benefits of driving a hybrid vehicle — the primary one being less gas consumption.

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Andy, Andy, why the omission?