Mike LaFaive, director of the Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative, told The Saginaw News that President Obama’s State of the Union speech reminded him of Gov. Granholm.

“It was almost Granholm-esque in many parts,” LaFaive said. “I found that these investments in clean energy rang hollow to me.”

LaFaive did say he liked parts of the speech.

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“I was surprised that only got a smattering of applause,” LaFaive said regarding President Obama’s promise to veto bills containing earmarks. “I’m wondering who could be opposed to that.”

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