In several recent conversations, I have expressed my desire for the US to establish itself as a leader in the coming renewable energy revolution. I have argued that the country that can develop a sustainable energy grid that divorces itself from the diminishing oil reserves will be the leader for the next century. The United States under Bush is reactionary and mind-locked into the ideas of the 20th century and will eventually be surpassed by Russia, Europe and China if we don’t find a way to stop shipping our wealth to the middle east, Venezuela, and especially those ner-do-wells up in Canada.
Well, just as I’m about to post these thoughts on my blog, Thomas Friedman swoops in and publishes a book with the same call for America to pull itself out of the Bush-Cheney-McCain “Drill Here, Drill Now!” mentality. He then has the temerity to scoop me and talk about it on NBC’s Meet the Press. Coincidence? Or does Mr. Friedman posses a mindreader device that pick the thoughts out of my head? We may never know.