Via Hot Air Headlines comes this tacit admission that all of that stuff about global warming that Obama pontificated about at his last Inauguration? Yeah, that was just what we call pillow talk, baby: “White House spokesman Jay Carney Jan. 23 deflated environmentalists’ hope of a major federal program to counter climate change, by declaring that the ‘we have no intention of proposing a carbon tax.’” Shocking, I know: truly, truly shocking… that Carney was being so uncharacteristically blunt and coherent. I can only assume that he has the flu – it’s a bad year for it – and the drugs are making Jay Carney talk and act all funny.
Anyway, this part is particularly interesting:
“I think the President has long supported congressional action on climate change,” Carney said Jan. 22. But “he looks at [climate control] in a more holistic way, and he will move forward in implementing some of the [regulatory and spending] actions that he took in the first term,” he said.