Friday, September 12, 2008

One Scientific Consensus v. Two Empty Opinions

Not that it's a matter of opinion in the first place, but Sarah Palin has managed to take two distinct opinions on global warming. But by golly she didn't blink either time! Here's one version of her firm conviction on the matter:

I’m not one though who would attribute it to being man-made.
Elegantly stated. And I'm so proud of her for not calling attention to Al Gore's weight when she made that statement! So very proud indeed.

But now, having signed on to a presidential campaign that must still endure nearly two months during which expediency demands concealing its plans to treat climate science as a conspiracy to inconvenience the oil companies, she declares, again without blinking:
I believe that man's activities certainly can be contributing to the issue of global warming, climate change.
All those words, many of them containing more than one syllable, uttered with nary a blink! And notice also how she made it all the way through these two contradictory opinions without mentioning her family even once.

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