I’m Not Making This Up, You Know

Recently, Rep. Darrel Issa interviewed Josh Galvin, the acting head of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

REP. ISSA: Wouldn’t an oil lobbyist count as having a green job if they are engaged in advocacy related to environmental issues?


I couldn’t make something like this up, but Andrew Klavan did. Here’s a post with a video he did last year.

It Isn’t Easy Being Green

Especially when the jobs all seem to be brown jobs. And it’s unemployed blue-collar workers in swing states who would like to have some of those brown jobs that are likely to decide the coming election.

As Via Media points out, this is a problem for the Obama reelection campaign.

Is it November yet?

UPDATE–GOP house members suggest that good jobs would be created in the energy sector of the economy if the Government would get out of the way.

Two Years Ago Today …

We’ve placed a big emphasis on clean energy. It’s the right thing to do for our environment, it’s the right thing to do for our national security, but it’s also the right thing to do for our economy. … When it’s completed in a few months, Solyndra expects to hire a thousand workers to manufacture solar panels and sell them across America and around the world.

It’s happening right now. The future is here. It’s here that companies like Solyndra are leading the way toward a brighter and more prosperous future.

—Barack Obama, 26 May, 2010

(H/T, Byron York)

If I were running the President’s reelection campaign, I would avoid comparisons between his public equity financing record and Mitt Romney’s private equity record.