On last night's Daily Show, in response to President Obama pledging to get the US off oil, Jon Stewart played a series of clips showing every President since Nixon making essentially the same broken promise. But it goes even deeper than that. I heard an early draft of The Gettysburg Address had an entire paragraph about ending out dependency on foreign buggy whips. And at his first inauguration, George Washington promised to convert the entire country to zero-emission hydrogen-based typhoid fever.
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