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CHU JUMPS IN 'DEEP END OF THE POOL'
MSNBC ^ | 2/20/2009 | John Yang

Posted on 02/21/2009 8:25:13 AM PST by curth

Edited on 02/21/2009 8:42:17 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Energy Secretary Steven Chu may be a Nobel laureate Ph.D. in physics, but his first forays into energy policy suggest he's a neophyte when it comes to the ways of Washington.

At a forum with reporters on Thursday, the head of the department that has traditionally taken the lead on global oil-market policy, was asked what message the Obama administration had for the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries at its meeting next month.


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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: chu; energy; fraud; liar; obama
Unbelievable.
1 posted on 02/21/2009 8:25:14 AM PST by curth
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To: curth

And Cheney was hounded for YEARS because he actually talked to Oil people who KNEW what they were doing.


2 posted on 02/21/2009 8:28:51 AM PST by digger48
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To: curth
This is actually good. It means that Chu will point at Obama the whole time and throw Obama under the bus when it comes to oil and gas policy. Obama can't hide behind this idiot.
3 posted on 02/21/2009 8:29:32 AM PST by avacado (Bipartisanship is when Democrats and Republicans get together to rob the American people blind)
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To: curth

What makes you think he is responsible for oil policy? My suspicion is that Henry Waxman is responsible for oil policy. You can sum up our oil policy with one word: “No.”


4 posted on 02/21/2009 8:29:52 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: curth

I guess Chu doesn’t have a Clue.


5 posted on 02/21/2009 8:30:41 AM PST by swatbuznik
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To: curth

I want people to see this but since I can’t post it directly....I’m posting it in comments.

http://www.bloomberg.com/?b=0&Intro=intro3

Dodd, Frank Clash Over Need for Obama Administration to Take Over Banks

•Bank of America Chief Kenneth Lewis Says He Can Go It Alone as Stock Slips


6 posted on 02/21/2009 8:30:50 AM PST by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: curth
Chu, who is still without a deputy, said he feels "like I've been dumped into the deep end of the pool" on oil policy.

IMO .......intended act by Precedent Stinky ! Kinda like letting yer sisters kids do the surgery on yer competitions heart.

7 posted on 02/21/2009 8:31:04 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: curth

Great. Led by idiots with less knowledge than most freepers.


8 posted on 02/21/2009 8:31:18 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: curth

Great! Led by idiots who are getting on-the-job training.


9 posted on 02/21/2009 8:32:53 AM PST by Joiseydude (Obama: "Putting my ideals into effect are more important than your safety from terrorist acts")
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To: curth
***Chu, who is still without a deputy, said he feels “like I've been dumped into the deep end of the pool” on oil policy.***

WTF? It is amateur hour at The White House.

10 posted on 02/21/2009 8:32:59 AM PST by tobyhill (Obama gets no free pass from Free Republic!)
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To: curth




0bama images cover google images for "we're screwed"
11 posted on 02/21/2009 8:33:01 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: curth

For what seems to be the millionth time I ask... “Why do these libtards continue to state that they are always the smartest people in the room?”


12 posted on 02/21/2009 8:33:02 AM PST by Common Sense 101
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To: curth

Someone has to create a blog simply dedicated to the idiocy, dsyfunctionality, corruption, and criminal asects of the Zeros cabinet and executive created government pograms.


13 posted on 02/21/2009 8:35:32 AM PST by TheBigIf
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To: Common Sense 101
Obama Energy Secretary Chu Doesn't Know He Is Responsible For Oil Policy!

I heard him talk here at the U of Chicago. He was very entertaining. But the problem is when he and others like him think their extremely specific brilliance extends generally to everything else.
14 posted on 02/21/2009 8:35:53 AM PST by aruanan
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To: curth

Ive never been so afraid of what will happen to this country,,, These green dreamers are are going to destroy the last hope of mankind, the USA.

When sharing a lifeboat with a deranged man,,and he begins to destroy the lifeboat,,,


15 posted on 02/21/2009 8:36:06 AM PST by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: curth
 




"Chu Have No Clue"

16 posted on 02/21/2009 8:38:47 AM PST by steelyourfaith (A Nation of Cowards (???) ... A Cabinet of Morons !!!)
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To: curth

Is this a joke?


17 posted on 02/21/2009 8:40:08 AM PST by GoCards
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To: curth

It takes tremendous skill to govern this badly. I don’t think you can do it by accident.


18 posted on 02/21/2009 8:41:23 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (American Revolution II -- overdue)
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To: curth

And all our enemies are seeing how clueless those in power are.


19 posted on 02/21/2009 8:43:36 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: steelyourfaith

Nobel laureate in Physics. Thats great, but DOE Secretary isn’t a job in a lab where a wonk can ruminate and experiment with their cool unproven dreams.

It’s the department intended to run a brutally competitive business that has the most massive effect imaginable on our entire economy. It’s nearly criminal to put a person like him in charge of it. He’s another Obama clone. A etherial theoretical type, who has never been truly held responsible for successfully producing an end result.


20 posted on 02/21/2009 8:46:20 AM PST by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: curth

Don’t worry, Gepetto is pulling all the strings for the next four years; if you still want to worry, find out who is pulling his.


21 posted on 02/21/2009 8:47:02 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: steelyourfaith
Chu-chu wreck.


22 posted on 02/21/2009 8:54:29 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: GoCards

No, this is the Obama era.


23 posted on 02/21/2009 8:57:35 AM PST by 353FMG (Trust in Glock.)
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To: curth
"I'm not the administration," the Cabinet secretary replied. "I will be speaking and learning more about this in order to figure out what the U.S. position should be and what the president's position is."

This is incompetent.

We have a energy secretary against energy, a commerce secretary against commerce, and a secretary of homeland security against security. WTF????

24 posted on 02/21/2009 9:00:48 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: Old Professer

sorobama.jpg, 76 kB

25 posted on 02/21/2009 9:04:45 AM PST by Foolsgold ("We live in the greatest country in the world and I am going to change it" Barry O'boomarang 2008)
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To: curth
The day before, reporters asked him about OPEC output levels after a speech to a group of utility regulators. He responded that the issue was "not in my domain."

Chu is not the master of his domain!

26 posted on 02/21/2009 9:09:47 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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To: aruanan
I heard him talk here at the U of Chicago. He was very entertaining. But the problem is when he and others like him think their extremely specific brilliance extends generally to everything else.

That attitude is only justified in the case of FReepers.

Cheers1

27 posted on 02/21/2009 9:33:02 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: curth

Why do we need a Dept. of Energy again?


28 posted on 02/21/2009 9:35:48 AM PST by Paladin2 (No, pundits strongly believe that the proper solution is more dilution.)
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To: aruanan
I heard him talk here at the U of Chicago. He was very entertaining. But the problem is when he and others like him think their extremely specific brilliance extends generally to everything else.

An expert, and most Ph.Ds, know a great deal about very little. I prefer those who know a little about a lot of different things and know where to go to get specific information on subjects when necessary.

29 posted on 02/21/2009 9:36:39 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: Common Sense 101

Delusions of Grandeur.


30 posted on 02/21/2009 9:42:29 AM PST by Niuhuru (Fine, here's my gun, but let me give you the bullets first. I'll send them to you through the barrel)
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To: Niuhuru

More like Delusions of Competence.


31 posted on 02/21/2009 9:48:35 AM PST by SAJ
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To: Common Sense 101

They think they are the smartest, because trainable people are taught to have exaggerated, positive self-esteems. This administration is made up of black and white trainable humans.


32 posted on 02/21/2009 11:16:56 AM PST by abclily
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To: curth

I dont really see what the problem is here,the Congress passes a spending Bill Of a Trillion Dollars without reading it , The President appoints a Guy to the energy dept. who Knows nothing about the main source of Energy that drives are once thriving Republic ,he appoints an individual to Run the IRS who doesnt pay his taxes,a Commerce Secretary who stays as long as it takes before the coffee gets cold,An EPA commissioner who is about to Make Carbon Dioxide a Regulated Gas which will force those that are about to build clean burning coal factories to cancel them or go Bankrupt,not bad except it is coal where we get 50 percent of our electricity,WHATS THE PROBLEM?
Unless of course you enjoy talk Radio Or Going on the Internet or Driving your car without a monitoring device along for the ride.


33 posted on 02/21/2009 11:24:42 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: Foolsgold

Perfect...


34 posted on 02/21/2009 1:32:35 PM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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