“When it comes to greenhouse-gas emissions,” the Wall Street Journal reports, “Energy Secretary Steven Chu sees Americans as unruly teenagers and the Administration as the parent that will have to teach them a few lessons.” That, of course, is the Obama administration’s patented scientific approach to the American people.
In an update, the Journal’s Ian Talley added Energy Department spokesman Dan Leistikow’s explication of the text: “Secretary Chu was not comparing the public to teenagers. He was saying that we need to educate teenagers about ways to save energy. He also recognized the need to educate the broader public about how important clean energy industries are to our competitive position in the global economy. He believes public officials do have an obligation to make their case to the American people on major legislation, and that’s what he’s doing.”
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