A New Lowe

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Every so often I get a press release in my inbox that makes me wonder why the P.R. people even bothered. Here’s one that’s just laughable. Actor Rob Lowe is testifying before the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming on behalf of plug-in hybrids. Getting Hollywood types to flog green technology is of dubious value to begin with. But Rob Lowe? Sure, he revived his flagging career a few years ago with a prominent role in the hit series “The West Wing.” Then he ditched the gig for two failed television shows. He’s not exactly A-list.

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