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Forget the Money - Follow the Emissions

It seems Hillary Clinton is defending herself against charges that she accepted private jet rides she shouldn't have from a campaign contributor. She is maintaining, of course, that she did nothing wrong.
Sen. Clinton, who complained about corporate America's largesse and skyrocketing executive pay during campaign events Wednesday, said she did not believe her message was undermined by her acceptance of the private flights. In line with Senate rules then in effect, Clinton's campaign has said she reimbursed [InfoUSA Inc. chief executive Vinod] Gupta at the cost of a first-class flight, typically a significant discount off the expense of a private jet. "Those were the rules. You'll have to ask somebody else whether that's good policy," she said.
What she seems to be forgetting is that air travel, especially on private jets, is, in and of itself, immoral. Doesn't she know about all the carbon dioxide she's casuing to be spewed into the atmosphere? Doesn't she realize she's making herself into a climate criminal with all this jet travel, reimbursements or no?