So good it hurts: President Barack Granholm

There are so many angles that makes this entire piece weirdly, wildly awesome I don’t even know where to start, so I’ll start by sharing this excerpt with you – make sure and read the whole glorious thing:

Sadly for the nation, Obama listened to his teacher.

“We need a moon shot,” said Granholm in the Huffington Post. “This is our Sputnik moment,” echoed the president on Tuesday. Like Granholm, he is oblivious of the fact that this tired cliche had nothing to do with economy-building (the space race created no significant marketable products) and everything to so with superpower politics.

Granholm envisioned a transformation of Michigan from Rust Belt to “Green Belt” with massive, European-like, public investments in infrastructure and alternative energy. “In five years, you’ll be blown away,” she predicted in what would become her signature line.

Ironically, thousands of state jobs were blown away as Granholm’s vision diverted pols’ attention from much-needed reforms to the state’s budget and business climate. Since her speech in 2006, the state’s unemployment rate has exploded from 7.4 percent to 11.4.

via President Barack Granholm | themichiganview.com | The Michigan View.

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