Oh Lord won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz
Steve Janke at Angry in the Great White North has been following the European policy debate over controlling automotive Greenhouse Gases and notices that while "EU Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas acknowledged that the regulations could add 1,300 euros ($1,874) to the price of a car ... Manufacturers like Ferrari, Porsche or Lamborghini, which make high-end luxury racers and sell fewer than 10,000 cars a year, would be exempt."
George Orwell in his parable Animal Farm observed that when self-appointed revolutionaries take control of our lives the principle that "all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others" applies. This means that a department store floorwalker who's saved these five years for a vacation to Bali is a "climate criminal", while a UN delegate to the Bali conference who arrives in a private jet is Saving the Planet. The same principle seems to apply to motorists too. If you're a Spokesman for the Earth driving a Lamborghini, of course you should be exempt from Greenhouse Gas penalties.