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Energy Secretary Steven Chu resigns; led green energy push
Associated Press ^ | 2/1/13 | AP

Posted on 02/01/2013 10:57:25 AM PST by illiac

WASHINGTON — Energy Secretary Steven Chu, who won a Nobel Prize in physics but came under questioning for his handling of a solar energy loan, is stepping down.

Chu offered his resignation to President Barack Obama in a letter Friday. He said he will stay on at least until the end of February and may stay until a successor is confirmed.

Chu’s departure had been widely expected and follows announcements by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Environmental Protection Agency chief Lisa Jackson and Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, that they are leaving.

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Good bye....
1 posted on 02/01/2013 10:57:34 AM PST by illiac
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To: illiac
Chu leaves with a heavy heart that he was not able to get gas prices up to European levels. That honor will now fall to his replacement.
3 posted on 02/01/2013 11:00:25 AM PST by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: illiac

RE: Energy Secretary Steven Chu resigns

When are we going to CLOSE DOWN this useless Carter established department?

Let’s do that and save $31 billion a year.


4 posted on 02/01/2013 11:01:09 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: US Navy Vet

These guys are nothing but front men. Hagel spilled the beans yesterday when he said as sec of def he was not going to be in a policy making roll. If the cabinet are not policy makes, who is....obviously the Czars and his excellency. When things to bad, as they are designed to do in most cases, the cabinet member is the insulation. Just like in the mob, no one speaks to the capo but the underboss, so too in this moblike administration.


5 posted on 02/01/2013 11:02:39 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: illiac

If he needs his roof painted white I know there’s a couple million people who need (and want) work.


6 posted on 02/01/2013 11:03:50 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: JPG
Too bad his genius suggestion that we paint all the roads and roofs in the country white to reduce global warming never got off the ground. Sherwin-Williams is sad to see him go.
7 posted on 02/01/2013 11:03:56 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: illiac

Another big government, nanny-state socialist twarted in his desire to show us that he could make collectivism work where Marx, Engles and Stalin failed.

Good riddance!


8 posted on 02/01/2013 11:04:25 AM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: illiac

Ha Chu


9 posted on 02/01/2013 11:04:37 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: illiac

The SOB should be in prison.


10 posted on 02/01/2013 11:05:04 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: illiac

EFF YU CHU! His replacement will be worse. Al Gore?


11 posted on 02/01/2013 11:05:19 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: TurboZamboni

Too bad the best white paint ever made contained LEAD...........


12 posted on 02/01/2013 11:07:03 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: illiac

This Administration has ABOVE THE LAW down to a science. Just about each person that he named to his first Administration could have been tried in court, but it is tough to have the law work when Holder is at the controls. And then they leave and go back into the private sector.

Hey, when they re-enter the private sector, can civil suits be filed?


13 posted on 02/01/2013 11:09:49 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: illiac

Steven Chu:

The poster child for why scientific achievement does not necessarily correlate with common sense.


14 posted on 02/01/2013 11:12:23 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: Mouton
Just like in the mob, no one speaks to the capo but the underboss, so too in this moblike administration.

They don't call it Chicago Politics for nothing!
15 posted on 02/01/2013 11:12:35 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: illiac

http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/obamas-energy-secretary-doesnt-own-a-car-is-chu-out-of-touch-with-reality/question-2505111/?link=ibaf&q=steven+chu+global+warming

16 posted on 02/01/2013 11:17:21 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: illiac

Good riddance. This guy is an ivory tower academic with no understanding of the real world.


17 posted on 02/01/2013 11:21:40 AM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: illiac

Off to form a PAC or become a lobbyist and make some serious Algore-type mullah.


18 posted on 02/01/2013 11:25:37 AM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: illiac

His goal was $10 per gallon gasoline.

He obviously has to leave because he only destroyed
the American economy “half way”.

His replacement will continue the march of
the Dear Leader to full American poverty.


19 posted on 02/01/2013 11:25:54 AM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: illiac
Sarah Palin for Energy Secretary! Wouldn't she shake things up. . .
20 posted on 02/01/2013 11:26:08 AM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: illiac

Buh bye....


21 posted on 02/01/2013 11:26:23 AM PST by fractionated
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To: illiac

All those mentioned have so much to answer to/for as to being part o a group that would sell out the USA to others especially Islam. When the reckoning time comes these boot lickers will have to face their past working for Obama.


22 posted on 02/01/2013 11:31:04 AM PST by noinfringers2
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To: illiac

Take comfort in the fact his replacement will be even worse.

“Potential replacements for Chu include former North Dakota Sen. Byron Dorgan, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm and former Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire.”


23 posted on 02/01/2013 11:33:55 AM PST by RB156
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To: illiac

Bye, moron. Maybe you can get a job painting roofs white.


24 posted on 02/01/2013 11:34:45 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: illiac

Another sign that Obama is about to throw the Enviros under the bus and approve the Keystone Pipeline.


25 posted on 02/01/2013 11:36:41 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: JPG

I here Algore is looking for a new gig.

I wish I was kidding


27 posted on 02/01/2013 11:45:50 AM PST by digger48
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To: JPG

I hear Algore is looking for a new gig.

I wish I was kidding


28 posted on 02/01/2013 11:45:58 AM PST by digger48
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To: illiac

Glad to see him go. Chu and Reid cost me my job at yucca mountain.


29 posted on 02/01/2013 11:49:16 AM PST by tangchung
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To: illiac

Ah Chu!


30 posted on 02/01/2013 12:14:24 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: illiac

Resigned? Was he still in office? Didn’t his term expire when Obamas did? I don’t recall him being recomfirmed.


31 posted on 02/01/2013 12:17:29 PM PST by wny
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To: illiac

July 2007 - Oil reaches $150 a barrel.
Weeks later it was at $33 a barrel.
Who did not get the HORRIBLE TRUTH about it will only get it at the BIG BANG. In other words, in the coming weeks.
http://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en#hl=en&q=financial+armageddon+%22End+Times+Prophet%22


32 posted on 02/01/2013 12:24:51 PM PST by LastProphet
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To: illiac

Rats jumping ship again.


33 posted on 02/01/2013 12:41:05 PM PST by matt04
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To: illiac

Best news I’ve heard all week.


34 posted on 02/01/2013 1:07:33 PM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: illiac

Chuck Fu.....


35 posted on 02/01/2013 1:30:21 PM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: illiac

Don’t let the door hit Chu where the good lord split Chu.


36 posted on 02/01/2013 1:51:08 PM PST by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: Red Badger
Too bad the best white paint ever made contained LEAD...........

Yeah!! Loved those paint chips! Yummy!

37 posted on 02/01/2013 3:45:46 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: illiac

Bye bye Dr. Chu.

So sorry you never realized your dream of getting gasoline prices up to $6/gallon. Maybe your replacement will do better. But don’t feel too bad. After all, you’ve got the astounding success a Solyndra and others to hang on to.


38 posted on 02/01/2013 4:09:25 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: illiac
I am sure Obama will try to replace Chu with someone even more of a moonbat wackco...if that is possible...

I am sure Obama will be "focused like a laser" on finding someone who will kill the energy resources in this country for good

39 posted on 02/01/2013 4:28:09 PM PST by Popman
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To: illiac

He bit off more than he could, Chu....


40 posted on 02/01/2013 5:35:15 PM PST by mikrofon (Weekend BUMP)
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To: illiac; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Does Steven Chu?


41 posted on 02/01/2013 5:37:06 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: illiac

Chu Choo Chooing outta D.C.?


42 posted on 02/01/2013 5:37:55 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: illiac

I smell a scandal. Was he sending emails to Richard Windsor?


43 posted on 02/01/2013 6:30:36 PM PST by Thebaddog (Obama won, we are so screwed.)
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To: illiac

This “Little Chu Chu” LEFT the track a long time ago.

As the old joke goes, When God gave out brains, Chu thought he said trains, and he’s been riding the rails ever since.

Once this leftist SOB is out of office, I’ll tell you a story about this little crapola which will expose him for the schmuck that he is.


44 posted on 02/01/2013 9:49:30 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: illiac

Well, whatchu know?


45 posted on 02/01/2013 9:51:37 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: illiac; a fool in paradise

When Steven was a kid he was fighting with his young brother doing bad things to him and their sister complained to their mother: “Ma, Chu pee Chu!”


46 posted on 02/01/2013 9:55:38 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Popman

the Obama Bus has so many bodies under it, the tires never get a chance to touch the ground


47 posted on 02/01/2013 10:01:43 PM PST by KTM rider ( American at heart..... Rebel by force)
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To: illiac

i guess he finally gave out all the kickbacks to obama’s false-front green energy company donors.


48 posted on 02/01/2013 10:04:19 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: illiac; LucyT; Beckwith; Fred Nerks

Chu’s replacement will be much more dangerous, likely a straw man while the department is run by Obama directly from the white house, the way Obama ran the State Department.

It will be the same now for the larger cabinet. Obama will be dictator, and he will micromanage it all based on Obama’s fascist principles. Among Obama’s goals is to use the cabinet to identify his enemies in industry, and to define his capitalist cronies. Then the war begins against those Obama must destroy in order to control America as a dictator.He could care less about the economy.


49 posted on 02/02/2013 3:26:18 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: RB156; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA; Perdogg; randita; sickoflibs; Coop

“Potential replacements for Chu include former North Dakota Sen. Byron Dorgan, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm and former Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire.”


I was hoping that Obama would name Senator Tom Udall from NM, which would allow Gov. Susana Martinez to appoint Lt. Gov. John Sanchez, who would have a good chance of holding tbe seat in 2014 (when Martinez is running for reelection and there won’t be presidential-type turnout). Tom Udall was rumored to want it, and hopefully Obama’s arrogance is such that he believes that he can visit NM and singlehandedly get the state to elect a Democrat.


50 posted on 02/02/2013 5:13:51 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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