Patrick Hynes draws attention to a small item in a larger story about President Obama’s changing position on some EPA regulations in light of his reelection strategy. “It appears,” Hynes writes, “that EPA administrator Lisa Jackson – who as I write this is attempting to push through new regulations in the name of public health that will cost America hundreds of thousands of jobs – was recently driven four blocks to meet with Obama about, get this, smog regulations.”
Hynes quotes this paragraph from John Broder’s New York Times story:
The summons from the president came without warning the Thursday before Labor Day. As she was driven the four blocks to the White House, Lisa P. Jackson, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, suspected that the news would not be good.
It’s a small point, but it’s worth noting as a sign of the times and as a warning regarding a second Obama term.