Dirty laundry in the Bush fuel spin cycle

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We are bracing ourselves for some vigorous spinning in this afternoon's press conference by EPA Administrator Steve Johnson, Energy Secretary Sam Bodman, and NHTSA Administrator Nicole Nason to tout "the use of alternative fuels and modernizing CAFÉ standards for cars."

It will be curious to see if they, as President Bush did last week, will try to argue that this is a Bush administration response to global warming and last week's Supreme Court decision.

Calling this plan an effective response to global warming is about as appropriate as naming Don Imus the Dean of Women at Rutgers.

(Please don't try to tell us you are doing a great job on global warming if you leave out the biggest source of emissions - coal burning at power companies.)

But there's more…

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