Date: April 26 2005
Sent to but not published by New York Times

The Bush administration seems to want to roll back many of the New Deal and post World War II social programs. Perhaps a solution to the potential energy crisis would be to undo rural electrification. Folks in the hinterland can go back to lighting their houses with beeswax candles and heating their homes with wood burning stoves. That should reduce the demand for electricity and oil and gas quite nicely.

Now if we could only abolish cars as well ...