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To save the reader some time, what Smithee is saying is that centralized government planning provides more leadership in solving the so-called energy crisis than does private industry motivated by profits. He says what made America great was personal responsibility, accountability and leadership. Those people must have all been government employees. I wonder if he's thinking of the USSR, for example.
By George, I think you're getting it. You aren't there yet, but you are beginning to at least mouth the words.

Short term profits are what Wall Street rewards. That thought process is not qualified to prepare for smooth transitions from one energy supply system to the next, especially when it won't be profitable until the old system has already failed. Now, the rest of your spiteful and other intentionally misleading words are, well, just spiteful and misleading. A sign of below average capability and leadership. Reminds me of that saying "Birds of a feather flock together."

Also note I said industry is chartered to solve this problem, and especially not "Big Oil." I also clearly acknowledged the lack of leadership we have cultivated in this country crosses industry and government service. But it seems those birds of a feather don't want to be called out on this.

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Well, while I agree with Jim that we should reserve our oil for when the rest of the world starts to run out of oil, they can do the same thing, just limit production and drive up prices further. And of course having China (and other countries, but China's a huge user) subsidize it's gas so they are paying something like $2 a gallon doesn't do anything to curtail their waste, either. (Yeah, I realize that $2 to those who have money in China is like $15 to us, but still...many of them are also driving horrible polluters.)

However, getting back to the point, I know of no one who likes to listen to Nancy P, so why would anyone want to read her book? Really, I almost fell asleep reading the summary of it someone posted...and I'm yawning just remembering it.

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FLASH: PELOSI SELLS 2,596 COPIES OF BOOK IN 2ND WEEK, FOR TOTAL 5,333 SINCE RELEASE... DEVELOPING...

She's comin' on strong!

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Pelosi blasts Lieberman

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted Sen. Joe Lieberman today for making what she called "totally irresponsible" remarks about Democrat Barack Obama, which she warned could prompt Senate Democrats to strip him of his committee chairmanship.

In a wide-ranging interview with Bay Area radio talk show host Ronn Owens, Pelosi also chastised some of Hillary Clinton's supporters for being "less than gracious" toward Obama, although she praised the New York senator for rallying behind the party's nominee.

Pelosi's remarks are certain to anger Clinton backers, especially those seeking to have Clinton's name placed into nomination at the party's convention in Denver later this month. But the House speaker's comments about Lieberman may please Democratic activists, who've grown frustrated at the Connecticut senator's sharp jabs at Obama.

Campaigning for Republican John McCain in York, Pa., Tuesday, Lieberman appeared to question Obama's patriotism when he called the election a choice "between one candidate, John McCain, who has always put his country first, worked across party lines to get things done, and one candidate that has not."

Pelosi was asked by a caller on Owens' show what could be done about the attacks from Lieberman, the Democrats' vice presidential nominee in 2000 who is now an independent but still caucuses with the Democrats in the Senate.

"You're right," Pelosi said. "Joe Lieberman has said things that are totally irresponsible when it comes to Barack Obama. Here we have a leader for the future, really a great leader for the future and one that comes along only every now and then, and they know it so they have to undermine him. And one of their best weapons, of course, is someone who is considered by some to be a Democrat."

Pelosi bluntly explained that Senate Democrats are leery of challenging Lieberman because his vote is crucial to maintaining the Democrats' 51-49 majority in the Senate. But she warned that Lieberman's top spot on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee could be in jeopardy next year if the Democrats gain seats in the Senate in November.

"The Democrats in the Senate are in a tough spot. They have 51 votes. Joe Lieberman organizes with them," she said. "In 85 days or something, they will have five more Democrats they won't need him to make the majority. And it will be interesting to see what the leadership in the Senate, the Democratic leadership in the Senate, does at that point in terms of Joe Lieberman's chairmanship of his committee."...

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