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Castor goofs EPA boss' name, then EPA boss goofs utility name



KathyCastorThumbsUP At a St. Petersburg news conference today as part of the Obama administration's announcement of $2.4 billion in grant money to boost hybrid-car battery manufacturing, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor was supposed to introduce Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson. But Castor goofed and called her "Kathy Jackson."

Then Jackson twice referred to a partnership with "Pioneer" Energy -- with the CEO of Progress Energy, Bill Johnson, standing next to her and not saying a word.

Afterward a reporter asked Johnson if if he was going to remind Jackson of the name of his company. "Yeah," he said, "and she needs to correct Congresswoman Castor about what HER name is."

Craig PIttman


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 3:55pm]


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