Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Gall Award

If anyone deserves the "Gall Award" for the last decade, it's George Bush:

The Wall Street Journal leads its world-wide newsbox with word that President Bush will propose setting a deadline of 2025 to stop the growth of greenhouse-gas emissions. In a speech today, he also plans to signal that he would be willing to accept legislation to rein in power-plant pollution.

The WSJ says today's speech marks a recognition by the administration that the United States is likely to adopt a comprehensive system to curb greenhouse-gas emissions in the next few years. Bush will specifically call for power plants to stop the growth of emissions within the next 10 to 15 years. But despite all the hoopla, he won't actually put forward any specific suggestions or proposals.
After spending a full seven years undermining any environmental measures designed to reduce greenhouse gases, he now comes up with this. I guess it just further highlights the degree of contempt Bush has for the American public, thinking that he can do this and no one would notice. File this with the mission to mars program.

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