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If Gretzky Ran America’s Energy Policy…

It’s not everyday you read a political/scientific article in Time Magazine with a random hockey reference, but I flipped open the new issue (dated August 24) today and a little sidebar (well, bottom bar) on page 32 showcased Wayne Gretzky in Heritage Classic tuque.

Ok, that seemed a little weird, especially when the rest of the article seemed to be about energy efficiency and carbon footprints.

A closer look at the article (which you can read here but it doesn’t have the awesome sidebar) shows a profile of Nobel-winning Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. The part that mentions Gretzky is a little blurb called “The World According to Chu: Inside the mind of the U.S. Energy Secretary.”

On Leadership: U.S. energy policy should be like hockey star Wayne Gretzky: not just chasing the puck where it is now but heading where the puck will eventually end up.

Well then, if only every politician could compare policy to a hockey player’s style, people might actually be a little more interested in their agenda. Chu grew up on Long Island, so perhaps if you asked him about foreign policy, he’d say the U.S. should be like Bryan Trottier in the corners (or not like Rick Dipietro’s hip).

(Please, no political debates in the comments. Snarky Islanders references are ok, though.)

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  Tags: new+york+islanders, wayne+gretzky


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