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Bush Ties Jobs to Clean Air & Blackout?

Here’s a question: what does a blackout which lasted less than 48 hours have to do with job growth? Here is another question: what has clean air have to do with creating jobs? In a speech today at a huge coal-fired power plant on Lake Erie Bush (our Accidental President) hyping his flawed energy policies said: “The lights went out last month — you know that…[i]t might have been good for candle sales, but it certainly was not good for job growth…[i]t recognizes that we’ve got an issue with our electricity grid and we need to modernize it.”

Huh? Where is the connection here? Is Bush saying that because of the blackout Americans lost jobs, or that because of the blackout companies that would have hired workers are not now doing so? He went on to say: “[i]'m interested in job creation and clean air.''

What has one got to do with the other? He never explained the connection. As usual Bush was stringing together several unrelated themes and sounding, well, like Bush in the process. Am I missing something?

Posted by V. Edward Martin at September 15, 2003 4:01 PM