Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin schooled current and failing California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger about climate change.
This came after Arnold asked the White House to emulate California’s fight against climate change. Hilarious considering that California is a failing state, deeply in debt and asking you and me to bail them out. Schwarzenegger started the accusations:
“You have to ask: what was she [Palin] trying to accomplish?” said Mr
Schwarzenegger. “Is she really interested in this subject or is she
interested in her career and in winning the [Republican] nomination
[for president]? You have to take all these things with a grain of
Palin answered Schwarzenegger’s question, speaking as a resident and official of this Nation’s only Artic state:
Why is Governor Schwarzenegger pushing for the same sorts of policies
in Copenhagen that have helped drive his state into record deficits and
unemployment? Perhaps he will recall that I live in our nation’s only
Arctic state and that I was among the first governors to create a
sub-cabinet to deal specifically with climate change.
While I and all
Alaskans witness the impacts of changes in weather patterns firsthand,
I have repeatedly said that we can’t primarily blame man’s activities
for those changes. And while I did look for practical responses to
those changes, what I didn’t do was hamstring Alaska’s job creators
with burdensome regulations so that I could act “greener than thou”
when talking to reporters.
This is exactly what we need from Palin: huge doses of perspective and reality.