“…nonpartisan experts that would advise and assist Congress in its efforts to develop a comprehensive, coherent national energy policy.”
Apparently this new commission of Nelson’s would be similar to the current “National Commission on Energy Policy”.
“…a bipartisan group of 20 of the nation’s leading energy experts – representing the highest ranks of industry, government, academia, labor, consumer and environmental protection – joined together to form the National Commission on Energy Policy”.
In related news, the Benator is demanding a federal commission to focus on communications and is proposing a day, possibly in July, to commemorate America’s independence from the hated British.
And the hits from Nellie just keep coming. At the Democrat convention in Fremont, Nelson criticized Mike Johanns for having the temerity to run for the U.S. Senate before his term as Ag Sec had run out. Though in Johanns’s defense, it’s not like Mike made a pledge, in writing, not to run for another office.
You know, like E. Ben did in 1994 while running for Governor, before he decided to run for Senate two years later.
While Chuck Hagel as Barry Obama’s VP is all the talk in the salon’s of DC, New Yorker Bob Kerrey isn’t terribly keen on the notion.
Speaking to Salon.com, Kerrey noted that:
“Chuck is, I would say, a movement conservative,” Kerrey, who considers Hagel a friend, said.
The American Conservative Union says Hagel has voted the way it wants on nearly 85 percent of what it considers key votes over his career. Getting him nominated at a convention that may already be somewhat fractious after the long primary battle would be tough.
“It’s hard to imagine that (delegates) are going to vote on someone at the Democratic Convention who’s anti-choice, anti-civil rights for gays and anti-gun control,” Kerrey said. “It’s not impossible, but it’s bumping right up on the edge.”
You know what they say Chuck , keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
Now which one is Kerrey again?