Sep 03

Tom Friedman: “And Then There Was One”

In the September 2 New York Times, Tom Friedman says of John McCain:

With his choice of Sarah Palin — the Alaska governor who has advocated drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and does not believe mankind is playing any role in climate change — for vice president, John McCain has completed his makeover from the greenest Republican to run for president to just another representative of big oil.

…and explains why it it matters — and should matter to Republicans as much as anyone else (because in our global economy, being green isn’t just for tree huggers):

…renewable energy technologies — what I call “E.T.” — are going to constitute the next great global industry. They will rival and probably surpass “I.T.” — information technology. The country that spawns the most E.T. companies will enjoy more economic power, strategic advantage and rising standards of living. We need to make sure that is America. Big oil and OPEC want to make sure it is not.

It’s a smart column. Read it here: And Then There Was One