In case you are interested in the President’s visit to Savannah today and its political implications, AJC.com has a good comprehensive story. The story gets into all of the political aspects of the visit, including the fact that Republican Governor Perdue was at Hunter Army Airfield at Fort Stewart to welcome the President to Georgia, and Republican Congressman Jack Kingston was at Savannah Technical College, where the President promoted his “Homestar” program that would reward homeowners who make their homes energy efficient. He wants the program included in the jobs package being drafted by Congress.
Homeowners could be eligible for up to $3,000 in rebates through the “Homestar” program, an initiative he mentioned in his State of the Union address in January. Obama wants the program included in a jobs package being drafted by Congress. The President said the program would create tens of thousands of jobs, including jobs for some of the Savannah area contractors that were in the audience.