The Most Important Issue?


During last week’s debate over the Lieberman-Warner climate bill, Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid hyperventilated that global warming is “the most important issue facing the world today.” So how does Reid get to work every day? In a huge, armor-plated, 13 mpg Chevrolet Suburban SUV provided by Capitol security police.


Obviously, climate change is not as important an issue as the security of our leaders – otherwise the good senator from Nevada (where yet another Suburban is waiting for him when he flies back home) would be driving (or biking) himself in a smaller vehicle.


As a Detroit News colleague of mine likes to say: “I’ll believe climate change is a crisis when the people who say it’s a crisis start acting like it’s a crisis.”


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