Friday, December 24, 2010

Schwarzenegger To Be White House "Energy Czar?"

Outgoing Republican Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger has indicated that he would accept a position as an "energy czar" in President Obama's Democratic administration. Governor Schwarzenegger suggested he would like to go to Washington and influence national policy on clean energy use, and promote environmentalism. Should Carol Browner be looking over her shoulder?  She is the current energy czar in the Obama administration, but it is rumored that she might move to Deputy White House Chief of Staff.  Maybe he told her "I'll be back," the last time he was at the White House.

Schwarzenegger is also suggesting people would be more likely to listen to him about the need for reform because he would not be seen as a radical, adding: "People are very receptive when I talk about these things because I'm a Hummer driver not a tree-hugger."   The governator is planning a visit to Washington with George Shultz, former Secretary of State in the Reagan administration. They will call for a bipartisan approach on energy policy and focus on the need to reduce US dependence on foreign oil supplies. (The Telegraph, 12/24/2010)

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