…I’m sorry if that hurt your head: it hurt mine, too.
And the Virginia GOP’s:
This video is yet another example of Mark Warner’s history of saying one thing while he’s in front of the TV cameras, and another when he thinks he’s in front of a friendly audience.
In this one clip, Mark Warner manages to reiterate his support for a job-killing carbon tax that would make energy more expensive and hurt an already suffering Southwest Virginia coal industry.
He also laments the fact that the U.S. didn’t sign on to Al Gore’s job killing Kyoto Protocol – despite the fact that the U.S. Senate UNANIMOUSLY rejected the agreement.
And not to be outdone, he notes that natural gas, which has revolutionized the U.S. economy, creating jobs, and increasing our country’s energy security, has slowed the adoption of his preferred “clean energy” technologies.
If you’re wondering why this is all an issue, Virginia has a rather profitable natural gas industry going on in the southwestern part of the state. This is of course anathema to the Greenies, given that they abruptly stopped being for natural gas when it transitioned from being a club with which to beat the oil industry with to being something that could actually keep people warm, dry, and in the light. You would think that a centrist Senator from a purple* state like Virginia would not be eager to give up that tax revenue, particularly since it’s apparently (and assuredly inadvertently) helping us to adhere to a key point of Green religious dogma.
But then, Mark Warner isn’t really a centrist Senator. To quote Stephen King, the man lies when it suits him.
*Precise hue to be determined. Sometimes I wonder if Virginia itself knows.