Editorial: Buying votes with energy

07/26/2010
As President Barack Obama seeks to buy votes for party colleagues with fanciful promises about energy, the US has new reason to resist his costly ploy and all others like it.On July 9, the president visited the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to support Harry Reid, the politically embattled Senate majority leader whom he described to Nevadans as "my friend and your senator." He used his speech to promote "the clean energy sector—an industry that will not only produce jobs of the future but help free America from our dependence on foreign oil in the process, clean up our environment in the process, improve our national security in the process."50 jobsObama cited ...
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