Maggie's cynical prediction on future of energy bill

Tom Daschle and Bob Dole wrote an op-ed for Politico advocating for a renewable energy standard that would force utilities to generate a certain percentage of non-nuclear clean energy—wind, solar, geothermal, hydro and biomass. It's worded in such a way as to make me suspect that the "final bill" presented yesterday might not be the actual final bill—but rather a decoy meant to be so terrible that it makes everybody happy with a replacement bill that doesn't include carbon caps or pricing, but does include some real renewable incentives. A couple of other energy geeks I've talked to are getting the same tinglings in their spidey sense off this thing. What do you think?