Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Oh MY GOODNESS!

Are you kidding me? This is so obvious, I hope it slaps him in the face for the stupidity of it all. Can I coin the phrase: political stuttering.

Bush Blames Cuts at Energy Lab on Mix-Up



By BEN FELLER, Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 56 minutes ago

GOLDEN, Colo. -
President Bush on Tuesday acknowledged that Washington has sent "mixed signals" to one of the nation's premiere labs studying renewable energies — by first laying off, then reinstating, 32 workers just before his visit.

The president blamed the conflicting message on an appropriations mix-up in funding the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, which is developing the very renewable energy technologies the president is promoting.

"I recognize that there has been some interesting — let me say — mixed signals when it comes to funding," Bush said. "The issue, of course, is whether good intentions are met with actual dollars spent.

"Part of the issue we face, unfortunately, is that sometimes decisions made as the result of the appropriations process, may not end going to where it was supposed to have gone.

"We want you to know how important your work is," he said. "We appreciate what you're doing."

Two weeks ago, 32 workers, including eight researchers, were laid off at the lab.

Then, over the weekend, just before Bush's planned visit, the government restored the jobs.

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