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First to the air: Hillary on Energy Crisis

11:03 AM PST on January 29, 2008

Outside of the ads that Giuliani's campaign ran during the debates on cable channels, Southern California is getting its first taste of campaign advertisements this week. Since the first ad sort of focuses on transportation, I thought we'd give a brief review here. Any further campaign ads on this subject will get the same treatment.

Title: Serious

Candidate: Hillary Clinton

Issues: National Energy Independence, Oil Prices

Transportation Talk: The advertisement features a scene most Angelenos are all too familiar with...a highway traffic jam with stop and go traffic as far as the eye can see. However, instead of proposing solutions to congestion, this ad proposes solutions to the pollution caused by congestion. While promoting bio-fuels and "ending our dependency on foreign oil" are smart and important political issues, neither is going to do anything towards alleviating the traffic jams depicted in the advertisement.

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