Dubya’s talking about oil addiction and promoting renewable energy — WTF?? Even the normally-fawning MSM is scratching it’s collective head on that one, but, as MSNBC points out, the numbers tell a different story:
Eben Burnham-Snyder, a spokesman for the Natural Resources Defense Council, said this year’s energy efficiency and renewable energy portion of the budget is slightly smaller than that in the last year of the previous administration. When inflation is factored in, it amounts to a decrease of more than $130 million, he said.
“This is a series of photo-ops entirely driven by polls that tell the president that he isn’t doing enough on energy,” said Philip Clapp, president of the National Environmental Trust. “The president is talking a good game, but his budget doesn’t back it up.”
OK, that’s more like it… And then there’s the news that Dubya and Michael Crichton are now best buddies… And his bold plans for nuclear energy (which, if I remember right, he once labeled “renewable”). Good, things are making sense again…