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Being Bill: What's it like to be Bill Clinton in a brave new Obama-world? The New York Times Magazine has this interesting - and long - retrospective. The piece takes a look at Clinton's work since he has left office, complete with quotes from the likes of Bono and the Clinton School's Skip Rutherford.
Ultimately, at the suggestion of his longtime aide and right-hand man, Doug Band, he formed the Clinton Global Initiative in 2005 to gather heads of state, Nobel laureates, billionaires and celebrities for a conference to make specific commitments to fix the world’s problems, not just talk about them and forget them the next day. As Band put it, “Only one person alive could really get all these people together in one room — 60 or 70 heads of state, Bono, Gates and Buffett — and say, ‘You can’t leave the room until you make a commitment and put your name on the line.'"
Corny: Obama calls for the further development of biofuels.
Coal. Really?: Big wigs from Centerpoint Energy and American Electric Power will be at the Clinton School at noon today to discuss energy policy and sustainability. They'll no doubt field questions about the Turk Power Plant being built in Hempstead County. Tell me again how this encourages energy efficiency?
CORRECTION: Hope nobody else walked down to the Clinton School like I did. The Centerpoint/AEP thing is tomorrow (Friday) at noon.