Political Campaigns Waste Oil

On NPR this morning was a puff piece about how busy was one of the presidential candidates. Who it was does not really matter. All presidential candidates do similiar. Three plane flights and driving hundreds of miles a day is described as them doing public good.

But is it?

For every candidate for president, the is a personal entourage of a dozen or more handlers plus the paparazzi who follow them. So there is probably a motorcade of 20 or more cars. Earlier in the election cycle one media person bragged about how another candidate could not rent enough cars because one who was already going through the area had rented them all.

Thankfully they end up carpooling, so that is one small point in their favor.

Why would people who waste so much fuel getting elected do anything about the problem?

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