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Here's a blog that didn't get enough play about a disastrous bill that didn't get enough play. There's Rove, escalating violence in Iraq, the Roberts nomination, and Natalee Holloway still hasn't been found. Josh Bearman writes:

"Why oh why is Bush’s disaster of an Energy Bill not getting more attention? I saw plenty of myopic analysis: Bush on a roll! Washington log jam over! But what about the real issue at stake, which is our long-term, strategically crippling dependence on petroleum. The bill was supposed to be the first effort at an energy policy in ten years. That makes it the first big energy bill since solar and alternative energy technology has become cheap enough to be fully developed and integrated into our economy. It was a chance, then, to actually do something. So what happened?"

It's not just that the bill is so full o' crap that it'll only improve the lot of energy traders who are already lining their pockets and declaring: 'I’ve never had so much fun in my life.' It's about Peak oil, national security and SUVs. Read about a couple of neocons who actually get it and why this bill doesn't really. (Huffington Post)

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