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Thursday, February 06, 2003


Dean knocks Bush's energy "policy"

posted by annatopia at Thursday, February 06, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
Speaking before the environmental group Environmental Grantwriters Association, Dean spoke out strongly against Bush's lack of an energy policy. Specifically, he knocked the lack of a conservation policy, which Dean says keeps up dependent on foreign oil, which in turn funds terrorism:

"That is our money that is funding that, and if we have no oil policy we cannot conduct the war on terrorism the way it ought to be conducted." He also called the Bush environmental "record" : "...the weakest and the worst of all the things he has done as President."

The article also notes that three other Democrats are considering a run for the White House: Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio (made famous last year for being one of the few representatives to vote against the (un)PATRIOT(ic) ACT), Florida Senator Bob Graham (yea, we know this already, but he's recently had heart surgery and may be reconsidering), and former NATO commander Wesley Clark. Interesting, eh? Didn't someone suggest in the comments section that Dean should take a look at Clark as a running mate? Your thoughts, as always, are appreciated.


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