This isn’t a “Sputnik moment” Mr. President, it’s a “shit or get off the pot” moment for US energy policy. The US excelled at the space race, partly because of the swift kick in the pants that Sputnik provided. Perhaps this announcement will be the embarrassment like Sputnik for the US government that will compel them to finally do something about our energy future besides tilt at windmills.
Anthony Watts, everyone!
For any tea partiers reading this, the “Sputnik moment” refers to the Americans being kicked into action by the Soviet launch of Sputnik. Or you could just go on getting your views on science, history, and the
English American language from Sarah Palin.