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June 2, 2010

BP, The Gulf and Carter's 'Malaise Speech'

-- by Dave Johnson

I came across Carter's "Malaise" Speech today. Republicans mocked him for this speech and the oil companies went all out for Reagan. (Reagan took the solar panels off of the White House the first week he was there.) What Carter said is as relevant and important today as ever, probably even more so. Please read.

Ten days ago I had planned to speak to you again about a very important subject -- energy. For the fifth time I would have described the urgency of the problem and laid out a series of legislative recommendations to the Congress. But as I was preparing to speak, I began to ask myself the same question that I now know has been troubling many of you. Why have we not been able to get together as a nation to resolve our serious energy problem?

Posted by Dave Johnson at June 2, 2010 12:24 PM


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