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    •  I second that emotion (2+ / 0-)
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      LeftOfYou, Williston Barrett

      That is clearly where his heart is, and nobody is better equipped to jump in and do that job than he is.  And somehow I think my solar roof might happen sooner if Al was at the helm.

      If you think you're too small to be effective, you've never been in the dark with a mosquito.

      by marykk on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 05:57:21 PM PST

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    •  Now *THAT* would be awesome. Hear! Hear! n/t (1+ / 0-)
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      To me progress is not so much a goal as it is a process and I believe it will not follow a straight course. Remember, the drops of water that form the river may not take the shortest path but they will still reach the ocean.

      by ontheleftcoast on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 06:02:27 PM PST

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    •  Yes, but my point is, if Rice is filibustered (1+ / 0-)
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      and Kerry declines, then Al Gore is tapped. If Rice is confirmed, I am all in favor of Al (I call him Al, we're old buds) being Energy Secretary.

      I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves. -John Wayne (-9.00,-8.86)

      by Jonathan Hoag on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 06:03:17 PM PST

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    •  A better idea. (0+ / 0-)

      Still, it's dicey to put a lightning on the climate issue in a policy position on the question.

      Coming Soon -- to an Internet connection near you:

      by FischFry on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 06:19:36 PM PST

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    •  Climate Change = International Cooperation (0+ / 0-)

      There is no other way. Those of us who already have the highest standards of living in the World must eventually face the necessity of commensurate sacrifice. Gore's crusade has been to garner the Worldwide attention that humanity needs to find a meaningful way to address the negative environmental changes that our species has inflicted on our planet, to the point of displacing billions of men, women and children in the foreseeable future.

      Here is an idea:  Reorganize the cabinet by putting the Energy department under the State Department. The GOP has always wanted to abolish Energy as a cabinet job, so they would jump at it, except they wouldn't if Obama wanted it. Anyway, I see no way to divorce American energy interests from our foreign policy interests. That is more true now than ever.

      Aren't you glad that the clueless won't get a chance to run the country again, just yet? Yeah. Me too.

      by LeftOfYou on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 06:58:08 PM PST

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      •  Unfortunately (0+ / 0-)

        it's been the US that tends not to cooperate with the rest of the developed world when it comes to global warming.

        UK has a "Department of Energy and Climate Change".

        Germany leads the world in solar.  No excuse for us not leading, none.

        Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Barack Obama

        by delphine on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 03:36:31 PM PST

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