27th February 2012
Scott Johnson points and laughs.
I’m pretty sure that the algae angle would have earned a Republican president hoots of derision and charges of detachment from the real America in the spirit of the mythical story of George Bush’s wonderment at supermarket scanners. The story of Bush’s wonderment, it cannot be stated too often, was fabricated by the New York Times. By contrast, Obama’s support for the transubstantiation of pond scum is in the text of his big energy speech. (The Times mentioned it in the third-to-the last paragraph of Mark Landler’s story.)