Politics Algae damn: Obama’s failed message on climate and energy innovation

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When did “innovation” become a dirty word in American politics?

I suppose it was right about the time when college aspirations became snobbish, when electing a presidential candidate could magically reduce the global price of oil, or when environmental protection became a “phony theology.”

Welcome to the 2012 campaign circus, arguably the most bizarre in history.

And now, adding to the long list of oddball attacks, Republican politicians and media pundits are launching an assault
on President Obama’s offer of $14 million for research on algae-based
biofuels — calling for a “pond scum czar” and offering the president
“the algae in my fish tank” for this “goofy gas.”

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