July 9, 2012

MICKEY KAUS: Good news for Obama: Government-subsidized batterymaker A123 may make it past election day before going bankrupt.

Plus: “Here’s a nagging question Obama chronicler Jonathan Alter may be able to answer: In his 2011 State of the Union address, Obama laid out a plan to have ‘a million electric vehicles on the road by 2015,’ a goal that now looks increasingly unrealistic insane. Did Obama know the million-EV goal was BS when he announced it? Was he misled by advisers? If the latter, have any suffered adverse consequences ? Was he too inexperienced to know the extent to which bureaucracies tend to tell the boss what he wants to hear, even if it’s a fantasy? Or did he not care?”