29 Jul '11, 5pm

GOP Pres. Hopeful Jon Huntsman: "We Have a Heroin-Like Addiction to Oil"

GOP Pres. Hopeful Jon Huntsman: "We Have a Heroin-Like Addiction to Oil"

Photo credit: World Economic Forum via Flickr /CC BY Poor old Jon Huntsman. To my eyes, he's the most sensible and intellectually capable candidate to emerge in the GOP field yet. He's moderate, and acknowledges the existence of both science and reality. Case in point: during a recent campaign speech, Hunstman noted that the United States has "a heroin-like addiction to imported oil." And he's got that silvery-gray hair that makes him look all presidential! Of course, all the those things cited above (besides maybe the silvery hair) are precisely why the Tea Party base of the GOP wants nothing to do with him. But he plans on stepping up as the "green" Republican candidate anyhow ... Politico has more: "Conservation is conservative," Huntsman said. "I'm not ashamed to be a conservationist. I also believe that science should be driving our discussion on climate change. I cam...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/07/gop-john-huntsman...

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