Friday, September 19, 2008

Palin's Spunk

Climate change this week: Palin on warming

The Leftmedia and their accomplices in political circles... er, maybe that’s the other way around. We get confused. Regardless, liberals have been gleefully criticizing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for “changing” her stance on global warming to sync with her running mate, John McCain, in her interview with ABC’s Charlie Gibson. On the subject, Gibson asked, “Do you still believe that global warming is not man made?” Palin responded, “I believe that man’s activities certainly can be contributing to the issue of global warming, climate change,” but it could also be natural planetary “warming and cooling trends.”

The exchange quickly became more intense. Gibson replied, “Yes, but isn’t it critical as to whether or not it’s man-made because what you do about it depends on whether it’s man-made.” After he added, “Color me a cynic, but I hear a little bit of change in your policy there... It sounds to me like you’re adapting your position to Sen. McCain’s,” Palin shot back, “I think you are a cynic because show me where I have ever said that there’s absolute proof that nothing that man has ever conducted or engaged in has had any affect, or no affect, on climate change.”

Indeed, Palin’s position has not changed and it is essentially the position we in our humble shop have espoused for some time. The climate may be getting warmer and man may have something to do with it (though we doubt that part), but there is little that we consider conclusive proof of either assertion—assertions usually made by Leftists who are simply aiming for more government regulation.

from the Patriot Post