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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:19 PM
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Per CNN Money - General Clark is one of those being considered for Energy Secretary
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.....Along with Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., Google's renewable energy guru Dan Reicher, MIT's Ernest Moniz, and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.



Energy Department, change is coming
DOE is expected to get shaken up under Obama's administration, playing a central role in its plans to move the economy to a greener future.


By Steve Hargreaves, CNNMoney.com staff writer
December 4, 2008: 5:50 AM ET

<snip>

Who's it going to be?

Who Obama might pick for the post remains a mystery - The Obama team would not comment. But some names discussed include Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., former NATO commander Wesley Clark, Google's renewable energy guru Dan Reicher, MIT's Ernest Moniz, even the Republican governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger.

<snip>



Full story: http://money.cnn.com/2008/12/03/news/obama_doe/?postver...





I know.. I know.. the good General is probably being considered for an array of appointments, but it's just nice to see his name in print! ~~











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daninthemoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:23 PM
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1. draft al gore.
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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:24 PM
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3. Al already said no.
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daninthemoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:27 PM
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5. draft him. drag him kicking and screaming. whatever it takes. we need al.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:23 PM
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2. It's nice to see his name, but I don't see how it makes sense.
Clark was one of the first to say energy is a national security issue, so he was ahead of the game. That said, I don't think he knows that much about energy issues.
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:31 PM
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8. Allow Me To Spell It Out For You
Energy = make things go boom.
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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:39 PM
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10. It is true that the DOE does most of our
research into nuclear weapons. I was kinda hoping that they would concentrate more on energy solutions for our nation.
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KewlKat Donating Member (867 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:59 PM
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12. General Clark is well versed in energy issues
As an example he is the chairman of the board of Emergya Wind Technologies and was also the keynote speaker at the American Wind Energy Association's 2008 Fall Symposium. I doubt he'll get the appointment but if he does I would think he'd have to step down from Emergya Wind and I really can't see that happening.
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daninthemoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:40 PM
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17. i forgot about that. thanks
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Donna Zen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:32 PM
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20. I also doubt Clark will be asked
but to add to your comment, Clark also keynoted this year's international solar meeting in CA. Before he was drafted to run in 04, Clark lead a hydrogen engine company. He's been at this for a long time. Clark wrote a study about energy and security in 1974. Energy issues have been on his mind for a long time.
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:45 PM
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22. Actually there are many who said it long before Clark left the military
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 09:51 PM by karynnj
Many examples exist in the Senate record - at least back to 1989 - the online record doesn't go back further. (Gulf War 1 was started by a fight over oil - for one - with Iraq accusing Kuwait of "slant drilling")

That said, Clark is a good choice.

As to Kerry, I don't understand why his name is being placed in all these lists. He is more powerful and needed as Chair of the SFRC and a senior Senator on Commerce and Finance. He will be the Senator leading the effort to pass a global warming treaty and he has introduced bi-partisan sponsored legislation for high speed rail.

He actually is the Senator to most likely be the leader of the liberal wing of the Senate in the future - there is no one who has close to his range of expertise.
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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 08:02 AM
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23. I think the direction will be moving the country to the energy economy
It will call for a strong strategic mind aside from experience with energy issues, although Clark has a lot more of that than is widely known. I know you would remember his business connections with electric motors from 2003, but since then he is very involved in alternative energy concerns. He speaks on wind and solar everywhere around the world. He brought a factory with almost a thousand jobs to Arkansas to manufacture parts for wind technology. And he's long been working with a green housing group. I haven't seen any daylight between Clark and Obama on energy policy, so there wouldn't be issues with that. I would have liked Homeland Security for him, but I can see how he fits with Obama's energy program and I think Energy Secretary is going to be a very big task in the Obama administration. I'm not convinced he will be the choice, but he's a very good choice.
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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:27 PM
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4. That's an interesting but weird list.
Arrrnold as DOE. "he will PUMP you up!!!"

Other than the Google guy and the MIT guy, does any of them have any experience with Energy stuff (even Kerry)???
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Cassandra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:29 PM
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6. Ahrnold will personally...
jump on an exercise bike and peddle furiously, supplying energy to the entire country.
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:30 PM
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7. Plus.. didn't Ahnold attend some of Cheney's secret energy meetings?
The ones with Enron, etc..?

I could be wrong.. but I thought he attended at least one of them?

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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:34 PM
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9. Yeah...he was one of those in the shadows, behind those
rolling blackouts in California that led to the removal of Gray Davis - then, SURPRISE, SURPRISE...Arnie gets his chance to take the reins of the state of California!

Sorry, but converting one of his personal Hummers to bio-diesel doesn't make him an energy expert in my eyes...YMMV.
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MichellesBFF Donating Member (313 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:52 PM
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11. I like that for superficial reasons
They look so pretty together.

And it's probably a good idea. (Never post after drinking beer on an empty stomach.)
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:33 PM
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13. i wanna see clark in the admin --- but this would be a good way to bring another repuke in. nt
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:47 PM
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14. CNN just *updated* their article saying Obama may pick Energy, Interior Cabinets next week
And the brand new article (30 minutes old) now has John Bryson > mentioned as one of the top contenders for Energy Secretary.

Article also mentions EPA, Interior Department, and a possible energy/climate change czar:

Obama Seen Picking Energy, Environment Cabinet Next Week

December 05, 2008: 05:56 PM EST


WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- In step with naming climate policy as one of his top priorities, President-elect Barack Obama is expected to soon officially designate his senior energy and environment cabinet officials, possibly next week, according to people familiar with the matter.

Obama has vowed to rewrite the country's energy and environment policies, creating a low-carbon economy through strict regulation of greenhouse gases and shifting away from conventional fossil fuels to renewables, efficient and clean energy.

Transition officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said research portfolios for the Energy Secretary, Interior Secretary and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator designates had to be finalized by this Sunday. The Obama team is also still deliberating on who to appoint as head of the President's Council on Environmental Quality and whether that person should act as a special energy/climate change czar to oversee and coordinate Obama's policies between the different departments, or if a special position should be created.

As with his appointments, Obama is expected to announce the posts simultaneously.

None of the potential candidates could be reached for comment, and representatives of both the potential designates and the Obama transition team declined to comment.

People close to the Obama team said one of the top contenders for the energy secretary post is the former chairman of Edison International, John Bryson, one of the strongest advocates for moving the country's gasoline and diesel-driven vehicles to electric cars. Bryson has also served on the California Public Utilities Commission, and was a co-founder and attorney of the Natural Resources Defense Council, a powerful environmental lobby group with strong ties to Democrats.


Continued: http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/djf500/200...


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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:08 PM
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15. Now that sounds good.
Obama needs to stop taking our Congress critters, and our governors (very depressed in Az).

Bryson ~ or Clark ~ sound like a great pick to me.







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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:16 PM
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16. This is where I'm hoping we'll get real liberals and not some "clean" coal or nuclear advocates.
Take the agenda away from the polluters.
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daninthemoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:42 PM
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18. Amen. energy is key to the economy and defense. nothing is as important.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:44 PM
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19. That's kind of a bullshit list
Too celebrity heavy, frankly. It looks like it was put together by someone else with no inside track to the appoinment discussions and a long list of incumbent politicians who look hot on TV.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:43 PM
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21. that settles it
I want my Hottie Pols in Obama Admin Calendar for X-Mas this year....

(Obama, Wes, Rahm, Biden, et al...Damn!!!)
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