Global warming, boy, Dick Gephardt doesn’t know. I attended this discussion yesterday, on infrastructure investment, with featured speakers Dick Gephardt and Newt Gingrich. Gingrich was pretty decent on infrastructure, but the only reference to climate change he could make was a comment about the need to invest in “green coal” and nuclear power. I expected more from Gephardt. I got less — “I’m not a scientist,” etc., “if it’s becoming a problem…if it’s true, and i hope it isn’t,” etc.
Just embarrassing. On other issues of foreign policy or economics legislators current and former would sooner die than plead ignorance. They’d make up things about China or deficits before hiding behind a defense like that.
The House vote on Waxman-Markey is imminent. I guess we’ll soon see whether America has anything to show for itself at Copenhagen, or if the rest of the world will have to try and sort something out to help themselves while 300 million of the world’s biggest emitters thank the lord that they managed to avoid shelling out $40 more for electricity in 2020.