Official Fisker Announcement Today

Filed in Delaware by on October 27, 2009

As many of you know Vice President Joe Biden and Gov. Jack Markell will be at the Boxwood plant this morning to announce the Fisker deal. As the Philadelphia Inquirer wrote, “Delaware appears to be an early winner in the nation’s green-car movement . . .” According to Fisker, they will  probably bring some 1,500 jobs to Delaware.

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  1. You can follow the News Journal’s live tweets at this link.

    It sounds like Castle angered the crowd a little bit.

  2. cassandra_m says:

    There is a live stream from TNJ here.

    Carper is up doing a pep rally apparently.

  3. Castle apparently said something about Kaufman that the crowd didn’t care for according the DEPolitics Twitter Stream:

    Sen. Ted Kaufman up next. Crowd not liking Castle assertion that Kaufman filled Joe Biden’s shoes.

  4. cassandra_m says:

    Jack Markell up now — people in that room are really electrified. It is such a pleasure to hear about good news.

  5. nemski says:

    Castle had the nerve to show up? Douche-nozzle.

  6. anon says:

    Charlie Copeland’s current blog post is a sour little whine about how unfriendly Delaware is to business.

  7. anon says:

    What were the UAW jackets all about? Is Fisker going to be UAW?

  8. cassandra_m says:

    Fast cars getting 100 mph. Sign me up!

  9. anon says:

    100 mpg

  10. Perhaps Copeland sees his chances at running for governor against Markell slipping away. This is a really big win for Delaware and for Governor Markell.

  11. nemski says:

    $40K? That’s alot but you have to start somewhere.

  12. nemski says:

    2000 jobs in Delaware!

  13. anon says:

    Charlie thought the grass was greener and he could be more effective from the outside. Seems Markell is proving him wrong.

  14. cassandra_m says:

    Fast cars getting 100 mpg — thanks for the correction anon!

  15. $40K is half the price of the plug-in hybrids they make elsewhere.

  16. nemski says:

    Reminds me of the work that Delaware did to get Astra-Zeneca.

  17. cassandra_m says:

    Mr. Fisker is definitely making the case that Delaware is bad for business is another GOP lie.

  18. nemski says:

    Cassandra wrote Mr. Fisker is definitely making the case that Delaware is bad for business is another GOP lie.

    Classic Cassandra, classic.

  19. I think you have to give the Obama administration credit as well. They are the ones who pushed the GM reorganization which led to Fisker being able to buy the plant at what I’ll assume is a big discount.

  20. Mr. Fisker is giving a lot of credit to Governor Markell and his staff.

  21. cassandra_m says:

    That was a good story — how the UAW would not hire Joe Biden.

  22. anon says:

    Joe Biden just said when he was young he wanted to be a UAW member.

    Isn’t he also on record as saying he wanted to be a priest?

    That’s why we love you Joe, you sound like us.

  23. liberalgeek says:

    The optics on this are beautiful. Nice work pulling this together Gov. Markell.

  24. anon says:

    I think you have to give the Obama administration credit as well.

    I’d say so. Fisker got a half billion dollar Federal loan, plus tax subsidies for purchase of their cars.

  25. nemski says:

    The DE GOP must be beside themselves.

  26. anon says:

    These speeches are so good they need to go national. With Biden there maybe they will get play on MSM.

  27. nemski says:

    Joe’s tearing it up.

  28. Hopefully these will go up on You Tube. We’ll put them up if we can.

  29. anon says:

    Okay Joe, that’s enough…

  30. nemski says:

    Joe, “Science and technology are back.”

  31. anon says:

    Does the plant have an old fashioned steam whistle to signal the start of the shift? Time to blow it…

  32. w00t! Geeks are in! I’ve been waiting for this day all my life.

  33. liberalgeek says:

    You and me both, UI.

  34. nemski says:

    Live long and prosper.

  35. anon says:

    Seven foot tall Secret Service agent walking Biden through the crowd… Sousa march nice touch, is that band playing live or did they track that onto the video?

  36. Brooke says:

    Geeks have always been in, guys. 🙂

  37. liberalgeek says:

    Big thumbs up to DelawareOnline for live-streaming the press conference.

  38. cassandra_m says:

    What we’re doing here is believing in America.

    Nice touch by Joe and this one is a keeper. Because just saying no to everything, waiting and praying for failure is a posture that believes in nothing.

  39. Brooke says:

    I agree, LG. I’m going to thank them.

  40. cassandra_m says:

    Hey you guys — Geeks are always in. It is just that everyone else doesn’t always know it.

    And the News Journal livestreaming was awfully good.

  41. anon says:

    Geeks are always in. It is just that everyone else doesn’t always know it.

    Especially girls at my high school


  42. Kilroy says:

    Well for sure we know the stimulus money that went in this deal “will” produce more jobs. Fisker is Republican ???

  43. Dave M. says:

    So is Alan Levin.

  44. Dave M. says:

    Meanwhile, pleas for sneaker-cleaner factories from Italy from the Minner administration to set up shop in Delaware during the horse-shoe crab migration have gone unappriciated in their significant impact on Delaware business.