Schaffer: ‘We Have Windows’
Last night’s debate for the Colorado Senate seat being vacated by Wayne Allard had a rather amusing moment. Republican Bob Schaffer, a former oil company executive and solar energy advocate, was asked a not-unreasonable question:
Reporter/Debate Panelist Lynn Bartels: “Bob, when you are on the campaign trail, you always pull out that tiny [piece of solar cell material]…you probably have it with you now so you can show people…that you’ve touted as the cutting edge of solar research. How much of your home is solar-powered?”
Schaffer: “My home isn’t…well, to the extent…”
Bartels: “Do you have solar panels at your house?”
Schaffer: “We have windows at our house.”
Not to be outdone, Green Party candidate Bob Kinsey said he had solar panels on his previous home, which he sold in 2002 after his wife died. He does, however, have a solar powered fountain on his deck.
The transcription above is being circulated by the campaign of Schaffer’s Democratic opponent, Mark Udall. AP’s Steven Paulson reports that Schaffer was “joking.” Either way, it’s amusing.
via email tip from the Mrs.