Not-so-consumer-friendly Romney

Moon mangles Mitt 

In their lead Editorial today, the very Republican and very conservative  Washington Times (which is owned by Rev. Moon) excoriated Mitt Romney for his consumer unfriendly NIMBYism.

Here's a sample:

With oil prices currently approaching $70 per barrel and natural gas prices reaching once-incomprehensible heights in December, energy policy will continue to be a major concern for America's consumers, voters and politicians.

Massachusetts Republican Gov. Mitt Romney, who considers himself to be presidential timber, has a golden opportunity to distinguish himself as an environmentally friendly, consumer-oriented, technologically savvy problem solver. However, to hit this win-win-win trifecta, Mr. Romney will have to change his mind. That will require him to abandon his unaffordable, outdated, self-serving NIMBY instincts. Otherwise, this former venture capitalist will send the unmistakable signal that he is more beholden to his wealthy political benefactors and the past than he is to middle-class energy consumers and the future. ..

The Editorial gets even tougher as it goes through Mitt's record during the entire Cape Wind debate.

The last paragraph is a zinger:

In November, the man who opposes Cape Wind had the nerve to declare that "clean-energy technologies will reduce our dependence on foreign oil, air pollution and long-term energy costs." He should have added: "Provided that those clean-energy technologies are 'Not In My Back Yard' or in the front yard of my fund-raisers." In the midst of an energy crisis, this is not the way any Republican should begin a presidential campaign.

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