In an article in the New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/26/us/politics/26calif.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss&src=igw
the author pats Obama on the back for directing federal regulators to move quickly on applications that have been submitted by California and thirteen other states to set strict automobile emission and fuel efficiency standards. Once again, this is fine but in a few paragraphs later he admits, "it stops short of flatly ordering the Bush decision reversed, the agency’s regulators are now widely expected to do so after completing a formal review process."
He should be flatly changing... putting the breaks on... reversing... running away from Bush policies. They have been tried and have proven themselves to be a disaster. There should be no compromise and he should act immediately-- retroactively. And we should expect him to. The reason he won't (other than that he just may not want to)is simply because he doesn't want to hurt big business-- but on matters like the environment we cannot afford to poke around. Our environment is in peril.
Big business's interests should not come first!!!
here's a Tom Toles strip that hits the mark http://www.gocomics.com/tomtoles/2009/01/26/