Thursday, December 18, 2008

Secretary Abraham's policy of "encouraging consumption"

I've been trying for the last 30 minutes, to find on the quote from Spencer Abraham, W's first Secretary of Energy (and flesh golem), the quote that went something like this: "we have an Energy Policy in this country, and it is one that encourages consumption". He said it in 2001, before 9-11, when Republicans thought it was fashionable to flaunt consumption of fossil fuels from countries who really don't like the US. Frustratingly, I have not been able to find this quote / comment. I distinctly remember hearing it, when I lived in SC. I'll buy lunch for the first person who can find it - a nice lunch, not a fast food one. 30 minutes of googling is about my saturation point. Molly Ivins railed about W's energy policy & Abraham in general, but didn't quote Spencer directly.

With the pick of Berkeley's Steven Chu as Obama's Secretary of Energy, the diametric contrast to W's and Cheney's moronic, consumption based, closed-door-meetings-with-energy-executives-policy-meetings, will be refreshing.

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