It's a FAIL because the Indian liability protection should have been included as a condition in the original agreement, since Bush was touting the increased business opportunities for US companies. The agreement was an excellent deal for India, for the US however it was bleh. So i'm not sure how it meets the "signature achievement" test, unless the standards are awfully low.
I actually meant Russia and France. I think I typed China because i was reading an article about them at the time.
On a side note, computers have become quite significant energy hogs. On desktops the avg PSU has gone from 200 watts to 450 watts in the past 5 years. Bigger and brighter LCD screens along with computers kept on for longer hours (if not continuously) have made our little machines not quite as green.
(not for forget the waste heat, many offices have air-conditioning not so much to keep the employees comfortable but to deal with all the heat generated by 100+ computers and screens on 10-12 hours a day).
You mean like this: http://mydd.com/2010/4/28/2010-in-a#comment-1250052 ?
Btw, what did Kuttner have to do with your thread? His basic critic is that Obama's admin is too full of Clinton admin types. Which is not terribly surprising given the Clintons influence on the Democratic party from 1992-2008. Your post instead seems to be about democratic poll numbers.
That's not really a signature achievement either. In the two years since it's signing not a single US company has received a contract to build nuclear plants in India - while plenty from Russia and China have. Now the US has to lean on the Indian government to pass legislation which would actually make US companies competitive. So FAIL again.
BTW, you left out Medicare part D. Quite the glaring omission.
Well mine didn't. I'm quite happy with the new CC regs. They can't jack me around with hidden rates and fees anymore. The US currently has the strictest CC rules in the entire Western block. Nice to be a leader rather than a follower for a change.
I don't think the current KGL bill will go anywhere in the Senate. Graham is already fickle and will pull support at the drop of a hat. I don't see any other GOP votes and 1-2 Dems will likely not back it either. With the state-restrictions in place several dems from greener states will fail to back the bill as well. So it's DOA.
I have been thinking that Jeb may fancy a run, he's been in the news lately mostly over the whole situation in FL. And ofcourse the Bush name still elicits tingles among the conservative GOP base, so he's got built in support. It's quite interesting to see the GOP '12 field take shape:
1) Jeb Bush
2) Rick Perry (fluff piece in the news yesterday about how he gunned down a coyote who looked at his puppy)
3) Newt Gingrich
4) Mitt Romney
Better/stronger field than in 2008? Looks the same to me.