We are a major superpower with a third-world electrical grid," said Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico, who served as energy secretary in the Clinton administration. "Our grid is antiquated. It needs serious modernization."
My fair and balanced analysis: At least for a day, some Americans now understand what it's like for the Iraqis. But American cities will get our power back on soon.
[Instant update: System's Crash Was Predicted. Fair and balanced swipe at BushCo: you mean like 9/11? Bonus fair and balanced swipe: how's that Energy Task Force working out? And in a sign that the media cycle is becoming fair and balaced, this blackout stuff has pushed the capture of an al Qaeda suspect down the page!]
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