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Obama: 'Insulation Is Sexy Stuff' (VIDEO)

First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:55 PM ET

President Obama laid out an appeal to Congress to pass temporary incentives for homeowners who make their homes more energy efficient at a Northern Virginia Home Depot store today. Obama tried to make the appeal a little more enticing by insisting that home insulation "is sexy stuff":

"I know the idea may not be very glamorous, although I get really excited about it. We were at the roundtable and somebody said, "Insulation's not sexy," and I disagree. Frank [Frank Blake, CEO of Home Depot], don't you think? Insulation is sexy stuff. Here's what's sexy about it: saving money. Think about it this way. If you haven't upgraded your home yet, it's not just heat or cool air that's escaping, it's energy and money that you are wasting. If you saw $20 bills just sort of floating through the window, up into the atmosphere, you'd try and figure out how you were going to keep that. But that's exactly what's happening because of that lack of efficiency in our buildings."

WATCH Obama's full appeal here:

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