A while back I noted that Bush had nominated one Stanley Suboleski for the position of assistant secretary for fossil energy at the DOE, where he would "oversee projects such as developing clean-coal technologies and carbon sequestration, and polices related to fossil fuels" — including FutureGen, which the dept. recently shitcanned. Suboleski is a long-time Massey executive and a real piece of work.

The good news — unheralded in the mainstream media — is that on Monday the Suboleski nomination was withdrawn for, ahem, "personal reasons" (sub rqd). Whew. Can’t wait to see who comes next.

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