McCain himself has acknowledged that conservation is an important part of his strategy to achieve energy security.
On June 17, in a speech on energy security in Houston, the senator from Arizona said:
In the face of climate change and other serious challenges, energy conservation is no longer just a moral luxury or a personal virtue. Conservation serves a critical national goal.
So if conservation is so vital to the national well-being, as McCain says, why ridicule a conservation method as simple but effective as proper tire inflation?
How does Frank James start his piece? As such:
Now that many of us have had a good laugh following Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign’s use of tire-inflation gauges as weapons of mass distraction against Sen. Barack Obama…
You answered your own question, you enabling twit. “Ha ha ha, Obama is so out of touch. Look at the fun we are having with tire gauges. Hey- wait. Maybe he is right?”
*** Update ***
Was I unfair to James? From the comments:
I guess I don’t get what’s wrong with James’s column. Yeah, he writes, “Now that many of us have had a good laugh,” but “many of us” is what someone writes when he means “many of you” and doesn’t want to come off like a prick. From there on in the entire column is critical of McCain. Even in that same sentence you’ve got James calling the tire gauges “weapons of mass distraction.”
I don’t understand why anyone would care if they came across as a prick to, well, pricks. They deserve it.