Lincoln vs Clinton
Wait, didn't he just save her career?
by Joe Conason
Other than Al Gore – or perhaps Barack Obama
– there are few major American politicians who speak out
more passionately about global warming and the
need to change our civilization’s energy economy than Bill Clinton.
His concern dates back before the unanimous rejection
of the first Kyoto treaty by the U.S. Senate – which he had
endorsed as president -- and he has devoted the
resources of the Clinton Foundation to reducing carbon emissions
and saving forests around the world.
Which raises profound questions about Clinton's
dogged campaigning for Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., whose comeback
victory in a bitter primary last Tuesday was
attributed to his support. Today, Lincoln rewarded him by joining with
Republicans in a landmark vote to block the Environmental
Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases...
Whatever he and Lincoln discussed before he went
into Arkansas on her behalf, she evidently has not gotten his fervent
message on climate. While her assumption of the
chairmanship of the Senate Agriculture Committee in 2009 was a victory
for their home state, it was a debacle for environmental
progress, especially on climate policy, because she simply doesn’t
"get it" on energy, farming and climate. She
is a mediocre senator overall, but on these critical issues she is a horror
In the last 5-10 issues I remember asking something
> Why are Obama and Clinton so eager to help Blanche Lincoln
> when she does all she can to block their
Obama can claim,
"I was naive."
What's Clinton's excuse?
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