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Hillary Clinton addressed the First Baptist Church of Selma, Alabama yesterday, to mark the 42nd anniversary of the famous march from Selma to Montgomery. Her speeches have been getting better lately, and her style more easy and less stiff. But this speech was definitely an exception—it would be best described as a bizarre and embarrassing extended imitation of her husband, complete with a (fake, in her case) southern accent. But perhaps the most peculiar point she made was actually in a passing reference to global warming, as one of a number of issues demanding action today. Global warming, she said, was dangerous because it was an instance of “tinkering with God’s creation.” This is really the epitome of environmentalism as religion. And you have to wonder what it means for her opinion of, say, human cloning for research.


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