In yet another example of Change We Can Believe In . . . Except Not So Much, Barack Obama apparently wants to create an energy czar. As my unsubtle snark hints, we have been down this road before. And we have been sorely disappointed.
This, of course, does not preclude going down this road again. If politicians have learned anything, it is that there is nothing new under the sun. The best ideas are the ones that are stolen and recycled from the past and if the rumors are correct, the President-elect simply wants to take an old idea and resuscitate it to make it look as if he is doing something to bring about a fundamental and revolutionary change in America’s energy policy.
What was it that I said before about this kind of behavior? Oh yeah, this: Barack Obama is not the Messiah. He’s just another politician.