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The Politics of Coal

By on 9.23.08 | 12:50PM

It appears that Joe Biden was for coal before he was against it. The McCain campaign just announced a conference call, and the press release includes this:

John McCain's support for clean coal technology is in sharp contrast to that of his opponents. Joe Biden visited Virginia on Saturday, saying that he was a "hard-coal miner" and that it was "nice to be back in coal country" while Obama supporter, Congressman Rick Boucher (D-VA) said "Senator Obama's a friend of coal." But just two days later in Ohio, Senator Biden said he wants "no coal plants here in America" and that he and Senator Obama are "not supporting clean coal." (Emphasis added.)
Hey, by the way, Joe, did you know that Pennsylvania's a swing state? Just thought I'd point that out.
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