Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Mike Castle DE (At Large)

Served DE State House 1966-1968

Served DE State Senate 1968-1976

Served Lt. Gov 1981-1985

Served Governor 1985-1992

Elected to Congress: 1992

Reason given for voting Yes: Unknown

Likely Opponent: Considering a Senate Run

1 comment:


    Mike is obviously a guy who is easily bamboozled. Here is a key quote from a press release issued after the vote:
    The recent vote in the U.S. House on the American Clean Energy and Security Act was on whether to pursue these new strategies, or hold on to the status quo. I supported the legislation because it is my belief that we cannot turn away from the opportunity to create new jobs and reduce our dependence on foreign sources of energy. With offshore wind, fuel cells, and solar energy initiatives, Delaware is poised to lead such innovation and create new jobs in these important areas while protecting the tourism industry and our very own coastline.

    Translation? I think I can siphon off enough gravy for spending on fruit-loop alternative energy projects to make up for the bill’s initial toxic job shock, so maybe the whole thing will be a wash.

    Here’s another comment from this subterranean intellect.
    Nations around the world are surging ahead with emission reductions and developing new energy technologies. The United States should be on equal footing, if not leading this effort to remain competitive.

    Sure, by all means, the U.S. should strive to be the fastest lemming in that race to the cliff.