"The Hybrid versus the Hummer" (Animation)

Author and nationally syndicated columnist Arianna Huffington ran unsuccessfully for governor in California’s 2003 recall election. Huffington, who often uses satire in her columns, created a humorous web animation entitled “The Hybrid versus the Hummer” to make a point about oil dependency, renewable energy, and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s oversized SUV.

Since taking office, Schwarzenegger has championed the cause of fuel efficiency by promising to build a “hydrogen highway” in California, supporting the use of carpool lanes by solo-driving hybrid owners, and encouraging Toyota to bring hybrid production to the state.