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Al Hubbard's Comments at DePauw in October May Have Foretold President Bush's State of the Union Address

January 4, 2007

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Al Hubbard DD2006 2.jpgJanuary 4, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - "President Bush's State of the Union address later this month will focus on energy independence to the extent that it will 'knock your socks off,' according to National Economic Council chairman and White House energy policy coordinator Al Hubbard," reports Greenwire. "In a speech at DePauw University, Hubbard said that Bush's speech this year would generate 'headlines above the fold that will knock your socks off in terms of our commitment to energy independence.'" The comments, which were printed in yesterday's Financial Times of London, were originally made October 27 at DePauw Discourse 2006: Issues for America.

The Greenwire article adds, "Administration sources say Bush will expand upon last year's promotion of alternative fuels and possibly propose raising gas car fill.giffuel-economy standards, but the president will not move toward embracing mandatory emissions-reduction legislation."

Read the complete text, "Bush to focus on energy in State of the Union," by clicking here, and access a summary of Al Hubbard's remarks -- including photos and audio/video clips -- in this previous story. Access an extended video clip of the event here.