Woo hoo. Republican Rep. Fred Upton co-sponsored the legislation leading to the ban of the incandescent light bulb. Now he says he has had a change of heart:
We have heard the grass roots loud and clear, and will have a hearing early next Congress," said Mr. Upton, a Michigan Republican who is facing several others in his party in a bid to earn the gavel of the powerful committee. "The last thing we wanted to do was infringe upon personal liberties - and this has been a good lesson that Congress does not always know best...."
Mr. Upton and other lawmakers - including the other three men seeking the chairmanship of the Energy and Commerce Committee - now say they've learned their lesson and want to unshackle consumers and restore their choice in light bulbs....
I was planning on stockpiling as many light bulbs as I could so I could put off using the stupid cfl bulbs as long as possible -- turned into a hoarder by the government morons. Maybe now I want have to. I can see clearly as I help destroy the planet.
I don't know how good I should feel about this guy, though. If he's truly seen his error, fine. But anybody who could come up with something so stupid in the first place undoubtedly has some real bonehead potential.