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Power’s world: walkers of the world, unite!

By Jonathan Power  

US President-elect Barack Obama was made to feel uncomfortable on national television last Sunday when an inquisitor attempted to pin him down on the inconsistencies of his non-smoking pledge. Clearly Obama has some trouble in not, as he put it, “falling off the wagon.” Maybe, though, while he is at it he should get completely off the wagon—and start walking. It has been proudly reported that, in the inauguration parade, gas-guzzling SUVs will not be used. Why not go a little bit further,…

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