Today Thomas Friedman does what he excels at: points out the obvious.

So here’s my bottom line: I’m glad the president is changing his rhetoric on energy and says he is changing his funding priorities. It makes for a great headline. But he has to go much further if he wants to make a great difference. There’s no pain-free solution.

But here’s the best part:

And if he fails to carry through with this energy initiative, I’ll be the first to rip him for it. In the meantime, I prefer to give him a new reputation to live up to. You never know. … And by the way, pal, you got a better horse to ride right now?

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I leave you with the image of Friedman ripping and riding Bush. You can thank me later.