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Global Warmonger Dan Akerson?

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GM’s Dan Akerson (DA) seems to have copied and pasted the Obama administration’s policy talking points on green energy initiatives – ignoring that his claims about carbon dioxide amount to an admission that his product is killing the planet.

If you really believe in the myth of man-made global warming/climate change/climate disruption (or whatever is today’s operative phrase), Iwonder if he was encouraged to make suggestion as a tradeoff in his request for a bigger paycheck approved by the administration (no word whether he’s a spot in the foursome next time his dear leader plays with Tiger). From the Freep:

Akerson’s decision to speak out and emphasize the importance of securing the nation’s energy future could indicate the automaker is taking early steps to restore its influence in Washington.

His call for a national energy policy falls in line with similar remarks by other auto industry executives, including Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford, who has been calling for a national energy policy for years.

Akerson said the energy industry, clean-tech innovators, utilities, unions and manufacturers should “negotiate the necessary trade-offs” to “create our first sustainable consumer-driven energy policy.”

Frank Beckmann
Frank Beckmann is host of “The Frank Beckmann Show” on 760 AM-WJR Talk Radio. His Detroit News column appears every Friday in The Detroit News. He is also the play-by-play voice of University of Michigan football. In 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009 Beckmann was named the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Broadcast Personality / Team of the Year, and won the MAB Award for “Best News Special” for his 9/11 Anniversary Broadcast in New York City. Beckmann was cited by the Detroit Press Club Foundation as a 2007 Michigan Excellence in Journalism winner and received the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association Ty Tyson Award in 2010. Beckmann was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall Of Fame in 2008.