Let's just say Jennifer Granholm and Neil Cavuto probably won't be exchanging Christmas cards this year. Granholm, the former governor of Michigan, made clear in an op-ed in the Huffington Post (like AutoblogGreen, an AOL site) that she remains all for using federal funds to push electric-vehicle technology and production. Pictured above, is Granholm learning about plug-in vehicles in 2010 in Detroit.
Granholm, whose "home" state (she's originally from Canada) is Ground Zero for the US auto industry, told folks like Rush Limbaugh and Cavuto, the Fox Business Network anchor and ardent opponent to cars like the Chevrolet Volt, telling them to "get over it...and support American products and American jobs."
Granholm, who was Michigan governor from 2003 to 2011, said that the $1.35 billion the state received in lithium-ion battery grants supported as many as 63,000 jobs and she is lobbying for further tax breaks and incentives to spur both electric-drive vehicle production and adoption. Granholm last year blasted Limbaugh, calling his criticism of the Volt "un-American."
You can read Granholm's op-ed here. And, yes, she drives a Volt.