George Dubya Bush to speak at Windpower Conference: Oxy(moron)?

Via Waylon Lewis
on May 3, 2010
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Windpower Expo

Mr. Oil himself is going green, I love it! Seriously, when prep-school silver spoon cowboys are touting domestic, clean energy, you know a new day has dawned:

The Honorable George W. Bush
43rd President of the United States

Tuesday, May 25, 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Former President George W. Bush will talk about his experience as Texas’s governor, and as President, in advancing energy policies. Texas is the wind energy leader in the U.S. with over 9, 000 MW of wind power installed. Texas’ growth was largely triggered by policies such as a state renewable portfolio standard and non-discriminatory transmission rules that were put in place when former President George W. Bush was governor.   Under his presidency, the U.S. Department of Energy issued a technical study showing wind could provide 20% of the nation’s electricity by 2030.

The Oxymoron joke I can’t claim as my own, it’s via twitter. And, again, with all due respect—psyched to see our 43rd President representin’ truly American energy for a change (as opposed to his VP conducting private energy policy meetings in the White House not so long ago).

derek markham green twitter

On the other hand, not psyched about co-speaker Jason Alexander’s toupée. When you’re famous for being bald, who you think you’re foolin’ with your new rug?

jason alexander


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


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