Chevy Chase, and I don’t mean the suburb, endorses Entenza

The ex-Saturday Night Live star (and Gerald Ford impersonator, although with his new hairline, he looks a bit more Dick Cheney-ish) Chevy Chase is apparently a big believer in the clean energy economy and has posted a video endorsing Matt Entenza.

Comments (5)

  1. Submitted by Thomas Swift on 08/09/2010 - 02:45 pm.

    Eric, there has been a lot of speculation on the right regarding Entenza’s motivation in running for governor.

    Some wonder, given Matt’s tarnished reputation with people of all political stripes, why Lois Quam, given the fact that she’s no dummy, would gamble a sizable chunk of her UnitedHealth haul on hubby’s longshot bid for the Governor’s office.

    Some wonder if this isn’t the answer:

    http://tysvar.com/

    Seems like a pretty juicy story just waiting for some ink stained wretch to dig into.

  2. Submitted by Mitch Larson on 08/09/2010 - 03:00 pm.

    I wonder what led up to this being submitted? Maybe Matt asked him for some advice. And it went something like this…

    “I’m going to give you a little advice. There’s a force in the universe that makes things happen. And all you have to do is get in touch with it, stop thinking, let things happen, and be the ball.”

  3. Submitted by Paul Brandon on 08/09/2010 - 07:23 pm.

    What a scandal!
    Matt Entenza and his wife agree on something!

  4. Submitted by Hénock Gugsa on 08/09/2010 - 09:01 pm.

    Hey, what happened?

    Chevy forgot his famous and funny follow-up to “Hi, I’m Chevy Chase …”

    ————–> “…and you’re not!”

  5. Submitted by rolf westgard on 08/10/2010 - 04:17 pm.

    Wouldbe energy expert Chase pushes the Entenza energy program. FWIW here is my comment on that program:

    Our newly minted energy expert, Matt Entenza, is focusing on the millions that Minnesotans spend annually to import fossil fuels for the energy to heat, light and cool buildings. He wants us to substitute “wind, solar, geothermal and the next-generation of biofuels.”
    He says this will create “tens of thousands of jobs.” “I’m making clean energy the center point of our jobs plan,” Entenza said at a Capitol news conference.
    Matt has apparently not seen the report on Spain’s renewable job program from King Carlos University. Spain’s hills are covered with wind turbines, and the sun drenched Costa del Sol shines with reflections from thousands of solar panels. But the King Carlos study points out that for each heavily subsidized clean energy job, Spain loses more than 2 jobs from industries affected by the higher energy costs from renewables. Many of the jobs are lost to France with its low cost nuclear power, and Spain’s unemployment rate is 20 percent.
    Nearly 90 percent of Minnesota’s electric power comes from imported coal, uranium and natural gas. The rest is from wind, burning wood and biomass, hydroelectric, solar, etc. Wind’s erratic nature requires natural gas backup and limits the percent it can contribute to the grid.
    In 2010, the federal standard for next-generation cellulosic biofuels has been dropped from 100 million gallons to 6.5 million, all from subsidized research facilities.
    Minnesota has minimal hydroelectric and geothermal potential. We produce high tech medical equipment and agricultural surpluses for export. As we are not a hydrocarbon producing sedimentary basin, we import fossil fuels like coal from Wyoming and oil from the Williston Basin and Canada.
    Would Entenza have Wyoming and Alberta grow corn on cold arid arid soils?
    Entenza’s suggestion that we refit buildings for energy economy makes sense. But for Minnesota the idea of energy independence is economic and geologic nonsense.

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