Tuesday, February 21, 2006

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.

"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."
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.
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Blogger Left of Center said...

While researching for the "bad Company contest" over at Loose the Noose, I discovered that Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) had been ramping up facilities to produce ethenol. Even though ethenol is a net energy looser, I wonder if their mega bucks had some influence on the Bush administration.

5:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Libby said...

I don't know much about it but I thought it was supposed to be a good replacement for gasoline.

3:08:00 PM  
Anonymous CreditDriver said...

I thought the whole matter concerned ethanol as a cheaper fuel, but it wasn't clear from the campany promotion, that the president simply tries to support this eco-friendly fuel.

5:43:00 AM  

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