“It’s not a hardship to drive it. It’s fun.” — George Shultz, former Secretary of State, referring to his Toyota Prius, a hybrid car that uses much less gasoline than a conventional vehicle, at the second annual summit of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, February 11.
I found this nugget in my inbox, tucked into the recent issue of @stanford, “a monthly newsletter of campus news and research,” in the “Heard on Campus” segment (I am an alum of the law school). How great to hear another respected Republican foreign policy leader touting the benefits of cleaner and more efficient automobiles. Over the past several years, it seems the chorus is getting louder and louder, with testimony, articles, and op-eds about and from Republican and Democratic foreign policy and military leaders. At various conferences held by the American Council on Renewable Energy and most recently at the December 7, 2004, Conference on Phase II of renewable energy policy, former Clinton administration CIA director James Woolsey and former National Security Advisors to President Reagan Robert C. “Bud” McFarlane an... Read more