Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Robert Kennedy Jr. - Enviormental Protection Agency

Whoa... this will be an interesting portfolio for Robert Kennedy Jr. As a fellow Albertan in the country of Canada, we have come across Mr. Kennedy quite a few times in the recent years. Our Premier will be quite keen on following this possible appointment and any discussions with Alberta will be quite significant. Alberta holds considerable fresh water access and of course a huge oil resource that the USA needs for consumption. Any move to label our oil resource as dirty would be a mistake. We are an incredibly friendly country with very easy access and an ability to ramp up more oil production as the USA weans itself from overseas oil. We have fresh water to use as a negotiating tool also. Do not dismiss Albertan's resolve on this matter.

Robert Kennedy Jr. On Obama Administration: If Asked I Will Serve

Expressing deep satisfaction -- almost relief -- with the election of Barack Obama yesterday, Robert Kennedy Jr., the longtime environmental activist and member of the Democratic Party's most cherished family, said he would serve the next president if asked.

"You know what, I would be of service in any way that the administration asked me to be," Kennedy told the Huffington Post. "But I am also very happy and I believe I am being effective doing the stuff I am doing currently."

On Wednesday, Politico reported that Obama was strongly considering putting Kennedy at the head of the Environmental Protection Agency. The appointment would represent a major and early victory for environmentalists and would undoubtedly please Kennedy's cousin, Caroline Kennedy and uncle, Sen. Ted Kennedy - who was an instrumental Obama backer during the primary and is in poor health.

Robert Kennedy downplayed the idea of any imminent announcement, saying,
"I haven't had that discussion with anyone in my family about" joining the Obama administration.

And yet he did not hide his pleasure with the election of the Illinois Democrat. Saying it would be great "just to have a President who can give a speech and who can write," Kennedy compared the sensation of Tuesday night to the "kind of feeling that the French had and the Belgium and the Scandinavians had when Europe was liberated."

Kennedy, who works as an attorney and officer for the environmental group Riverkeeper, said he saw in Obama's ascension to the presidency many of the political traits that defined his uncle and father's runs at the office.

"His disposition is very much like my uncle," he said, referencing President John Kennedy. "The intellectual passion and the coolness and the dry humor. And I think his obsession and his preoccupation with justice, and including all of the different members of our society -- he just understands that we have to go forward as a community... The extraordinary demonstrations on election night and through this morning, with young people, we didn't even see that magnitude of demonstration in 1960 when my uncle was elected."

Much of Kennedy's excitement, however, is linked not to the similarities between Obama and his family members but rather to the overhaul of the environmental agenda that the president-elect has planned.

"I think that Barack Obama understands that energy must be the centerpiece for his administration. That there really are two big issues, one is health care and the other is energy," he said. "And energy is intertwined with all other issues. If we can get off of foreign oil, for instance, we can save 700 billion a year. We can pay back the Wall Street debt we just ran up in just one year."

"That whole dark cloud of the Bush administration," he added, "has all the sudden been lifted."


Blogger Feynman and Coulter's Love Child said...

I didn't realize Alberta was expected to pony up our oil for free under the reign of King Barack the Spreader...

8:49 PM  
Blogger Fighting for Democracy said...

Where did I say anything about free? Always much hyperbole from the strong right conservative mentality. It's not any different from the crazy far left either.
Everything has a price and we Albertan's including you "love child" will not be bought or sold easily. The more oil we sell, the larger the Alberta economic surplus.

9:45 PM  

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