In order to be perceived more “maverick-y”, John McCain recently embarked on a “Climate Change Tour” in which he visited such earthy places as Portland to speak on the environment and his plans to slow climate change including challenging China and India to reduce their emissions, introducing a cap and trade system, reducing US carbon emissions. He made sure to mention that he would differ from the Bush Administration and fellow Republicans on this issue. However, a recent development may show that all his huff and puff over the environment was all bark and no bite. The Senate next week will look at what is being called a “landmark” bill regarding mandatory limits on greenhouse gases, a vote McCain intends to miss. What is more, two of his bffs are sponsoring the bill, traitor Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Sen. John Warner (R-Va.). McCain’s reasoning is that it doesn’t include enough aid for the nuclear industry…so….the limits aren’t worth it at all? McCain’s way or the highway it is I guess (what recent President has done this for eight years?). It would suck to make some progress on limiting greenhouse gases regardless of nuclear power wouldn’t it?
“I have not been there for a number of votes. The same thing happened in the campaign of 2000,” he said. “The people of Arizona understand I’m running for president.”
Spoken like a true “maverick”.
McCain to Miss Climate Vote – [Washington Post]
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