One man's minimalist is another man's "efficient"

Tim Pawlenty might or might not be the VP nominee, but he's relishing the role of factually challenged attack dog. He called Barack Obama's energy plan "minimalist" today.

Obama has his own flacks, so I don't feel the need to defend his energy plan. Judge for yourself whether it's comprehensive or not.

What's not debatable is that John McCain's energy plan -- drill new oil -- would produce less energy, over a longer period of time, than America would save if we kept our tires inflated at the proper levels. Which, by the way, is a very small conservation suggestion that Obama made, and for which Pawlenty mocked him.

"Minimalist" appears to be slang for "works better, with less effort, even a small part of it."

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