Obama And Coal

It's a theme of his new Kentucky ad. But not new:

Obama has been a proponent of coal-to-liquid legislation and even co-sponsored a bill with Kentucky Republican U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning in 2007. "I am a strong believer in the free market, and I relied on my long experience in economics when I wrote the coal-to-liquid legislation that I introduced with Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill," wrote Bunning in a June 11, 2007 column in the Herald-Leader. "My bill would provide incentives for the first commercial demonstrations of coal-to-liquid technology."

I thought Rove had shown that Obama had no bipartisan record in the Senate? If you still believe that, you should revisit Hilzoy's definitive post here.