J A M E S A N D L E E 13 power plants, and power plants produced carbon. But by this time, the government had convinced the populous that they had been deceived by the evil, all-powerful auto executives. How was Washington supposed to know that electricity came from car- bon-producing power plants? This, of course, left only one last option—the government had to “nationalize” the entire automo- bile industry. This is where things went from a “little” out of hand to com- pletely out of hand. As you will see, whenever the federal govern- ment tries to run a business, the wildest and most absurd things happen. With gas and electricity no longer acceptable sources of power, there were very few other options. But that did not stop the government from trying. The first series of “Govern- ment Motors” cars utilized solar power. Of course, these proved to be literally a nightmare. It seemed that politicians in Wash- ington were shocked to realize that some people actually worked at night. They were even more astonished to realize that solar power does require the presence of the sun. And on that sour note, the metaphorical and literal sun set on the solar-powered automobile. The second breed of Government Motors “green cars” was designed to use groundbreaking “hamster” technology. It was discovered that a system of hundreds of live hamsters running on hundreds of hamster wheels could drive pistons in a car engine, thus creating “hamster power.” Once again, Americans could drive to work, and all they had to do to keep their cars running was buy new hamsters every two to three years. Washington initially claimed it as a huge success! Not only had they solved the energy crisis, but they also created millions of new jobs, as thousands of hamster farms opened all over the country. Soon everything switched over to hamster power. Hamster wheel plants were built in every state, replacing all those evil carbon- producing coal plants. It was the era of the hamster. Hello Mr.