Congress' favorite alternative energy: their own hot air

When it comes to America’s energy dependence, politicians treat it a lot like the weather: everyone talks about it, but nobody does anything about it.

For example, one of the safest, least-intrusive, most environmentally friendly forms of energy generation is wind power. It’s simple: ya build a windmill, stick it up somewhere windy, and sit back and reap the benefits. Clean, simple, safe.

Unless, of course, that windmill is stuck somewhere where you like the scenery just as is.

Personally, I think windmills are lovely. The slowly-rotating blades cycling around, almost silent, is very tranquil.

But then again, I’m not one of the high and mighty in Washington. Nor, for that matter, am I Ted Kennedy. (Thank GOD for that.)

Considering the drawbacks of other forms of energy generation — both actual and potential — of coal, oil, nuclear, or hydro power, wind power should be a no-brainer. Nobody should have any problems with it.

Unless, of course, you’re the rich and powerful and don’t want anything intruding on your view of the horizon.

Her Majesty
Sacre bleu!