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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Cool Person of the Week

I often find state politics to be a much more pleasant endeavor than federal politics. It usually has to do with the nature of the politicians and their demeanor. If anything, they're a lot more principled. That probably explains why my state (overwhelmingly Republican) has a Democratic govenor. So kudos to this guy.

State Representative Todd Rutherford has found a way to fight higher gas prices.

The Columbia Democrat uses his new golf cart to go from his home to the State House, as well as his downtown office and courthouses. Rutherford says he bought the electric vehicle last fall when Hurricane Katrina sent gas prices to around $3 a gallon.

I'm not sure how effective this would be for most people on an economical level, but it's nice to see this man leading by example as politicians should. Anyway, it's cool; and so is he.

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