Well, at least according to Tony Snow this morning. I was in the locker room at the gym (which has TVs in it — totally bizzare to me) and Mr. Snow was on talking about the the G8 summit. The man actually said the following:
SNOW: The President has in fact, contrary to stereotype, been actively engaged in trying to fight climate change and will continue to do so.
REPORTER: The one area that is notably absent and that even Shell Oil and other major players are calling for is a global mandatory emissions cap and trade program. Unless do you this on an international basis, it’s not in the long-term economic interest of the United States, which seems to be one of your arguments that somehow will benefit the United States in the long-term.
SNOW: Well, what the United States has done is we have actually taken the lead on those kinds of innovations.
(courtesy of Think Progress)
I almost bursted out laughing right there. Meg theorized either he was on drugs or it was the cancer treatments.
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What’s so weird about televisions in the locker room? It gives you something to do while waiting for your slower better half.
“Well, what the United States has done is we have actually taken the lead on those kinds of innovations.”
I’m sure he wanted that to look like an answer to the question. and, word for word, it’s true. regardless of the fact that the “lead” the United States has taken on “those kinds of innovations” has generally been in the OPPOSITE DIRECTION…
No one has been more proactive on shooting these proposals down than the United States (except maybe China).