Celtic Diva's Blue Oasis: Hillary is coming North!

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Hillary is coming North!

I guess Senators Hillary Clinton and John McCain are coming up to Alaska to see global warming for themselves:
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the co-author of a bill to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, and Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., are expected to tour Alaska and northwestern Canada, where permafrost is melting, glaciers are in rapid retreat and coastal villages are threatened with increasing erosion. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., are also slated to make the trip, tentatively scheduled for Aug. 16 to 19.

Of course, this next bit is no surprise:
Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Ted Stevens, meeting with reporters in Anchorage at the start of Congress' August recess, will not be joining the tour, they said. Both Alaska senators oppose the bipartisan Climate Stewardship and Innovation Act, authored by McCain and Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., for its mandatory emission reductions.

Yup, good old Ted and Lisa...at first, "global warming" didn't exist. Now that living in Alaska makes that belief seem absolutely ridiculous, they concede the existence of global warming, but they just don't believe humans have anything to do with it.

I'm going to give the Alaskan Demos a call...see if I can "meet" Hillary again...well, me and a couple thousand of my closest friends. When she was here with Bill, I got to shake her hand.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

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8/02/2005 8:46 AM  
Blogger Coldfoot said...

I don't believe Uncle Ted said there was no global warming. I do believe he explained that the earth warms and cools periodically.

And he is right.

As for Lisa, she doesn't have a real opinion about anything. Her only real opinion is that citizens shouldn't be armed, and she tried to change her position on that after she had to launch a statewide campaign.

8/02/2005 3:08 PM  
Blogger CelticDiva said...

Actually, back in the late 1980's early 90's, Ted was just as skeptical of "Global Climate Change" as any other Republican.

The difference now is that climate change is already kicking Alaska's ass.

Oh, and Lisa does have some opinions. Interestingly enough, some of them are counter to President Bush's. She's against oil leases in Bristol Bay, when her dad is being a wimp about it.

8/02/2005 5:47 PM  

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