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Mea culpa: Dropping the ball on ACES
In which the blogger apologizes for slopping reporting on the American Clean Energy and Security Act.
Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 12:53 PM
I screwed up, completely.
In my defense, I was kinda technically impaired on Friday. A few days earlier, my trusty Mac laptop had died, leaving me cast into the blogger badlands of having to rely on a creakingly slow decade old computer sitting a 25 minute bus ride away from my new pad in downtown Portland. On Friday I had only a few hours of time on it to write and in my rush to post I made the mistake of reading an earlier procedural vote as the final vote on the ACES act.
After I published the story about the vote I went off the grid and didn't realize my mistake until later that evening when my friend sent me a text message about the passage of the bill. My editor at MNN edited my post to reflect the actual vote and I spent the weekend feeling like a real world class blogger heel.
So I apologize. It was a sloppy drop and I'll do my best to make sure it doesn't happen again (happily, my new computer is in transit).
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