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Hot Suits

Jonathan, I don’t expect much these days from elected officials, but I read about that global warming lawsuit with amazement. It’s worth taking a a look at some of the characters who are pushing it:

The liar (NYC Attorney General, Elliot Spitzer) : “There is no dispute that global warming is upon us and that these defendants’ carbon dioxide pollution is a major contributor.”

The friend of ‘the children’ (Iowa Attorney General, Tom Miller): We must act now to protect the beautiful and bountiful Iowa we know today, for our children and grandchildren, and generations to come.”

The fool (Nurse Bloomberg, via NYC’s lawyer): “The City of New York has joined this action out of concern for the impacts that global warming will have on the City and its residents and as part of the Bloomberg Administration’s commitment to maintaining a clean and sustainable New York.”

The Munchausen (Vermont Attorney General, William Sorrell): “This suit against the five top producers of CO2 gasses in the United States is an important step toward confronting this major environmental challenge.”

The Chicken Little (Wisconsin Attorney General, Peg Lautenschlager) : “The overwhelming scientific evidence now concludes that unabated, the aggravation of global warming by continued carbon dioxide pollution threatens Wisconsin with increased ozone and respiratory illness, more heat-related deaths and ailments, debilitated winter sports and tourist economy, reduced natural fishery stocks, decimated forests, lowered water levels in our Great Lakes that threaten our shipping-dependent industries and intensified catastrophic droughts, storms and floods…”

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