Bush high on ethanol
This would be funny if it was a parody instead of really describing our president and his empty sloganeering for renewal energy. Two weeks ago, lab workers, including eight researchers, were laid off because of a $28 million budget shortfall. A small problem since Bush was due to speak there.
President Bush, on a three-state trip to promote his energy policy, said Tuesday that a budgeting mix-up was the reason 32 workers at one of the nation's premier renewable energy labs were laid off and then reinstated just before his visit.And here's another entry for the journal of classic Bushisms.
"Sometimes, decisions made as the result of the appropriations process, the money may not end up where it was supposed to have gone," Bush said.Yeah, at least until nobody is looking anymore. Just ask the people who used to live in New Orleans. And one wonders what these researchers will be doing since funding for their projects have been cut. If I were these guys, I would keep my CV current.
"My message to those who work here is we want you to know how important your work is. We appreciate what you're doing and we expect you to keep doing it, and we want to help you keep doing it."