05/28/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Energy Secretary Chu Misses His Bike

We all know Secretary Chu has to toe the party line, which, for now, is cap-and-trade. No, what hurt was this:

Q: Is it true you don't drive a car?

A: My wife does, but I no longer own a car. Let me just say that in most of my jobs, I mostly rode my bicycle.
Q: And now?
A: My security detail didn't want me to be riding my bicycle or even taking the Metro. I have a security detail that drives me.
Q: How do you feel about adding carbon emissions to the air?
A: I don't feel good about it.

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