“I just want to let you know I’m not running for vice president,” she said, alluding to Nader’s Sunday announcement that he would run for president again. “In case you’re wondering and don’t want to wait till the end to ask.”
On to the issue of energy sustainability:
“We believe we are able to outsmart the oceans and winds,” she said. “We are foolish.”
During this and other moments, the crowd abruptly broke into applause and repeatedly uttered agreeing “uh-huh”s in accordance with LaDuke’s criticisms of America’s unquenchable appetite for resources and energy, an appetite that must be suppressed, she said.
America allocates water rights until the river is gone, relies on oil like an addict, and makes a business of waste management, she said.
“They’re not landfills,” she said. “They’re land mountains.”