RAINING ON CHRISTIE
Oh, the irony. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been blasted by environmentalists and climate change skeptics. At the same time. Green-minded Democrats are vexed that Mr. Christie dared to fly to his son’s baseball game aboard a “taxpayer-funded” police helicopter. But wait. Climate skeptics are annoyed that the governor recently said he agreed with “90 percent of the world’s scientists” who say global warming is a real threat.
“Al Gore couldn’t have said it better, and I see that as a real problem for Gov. Christie if he has hopes of making the leap from governing New Jersey to governing the U.S.,” says Steve Milloy, publisher of JunkScience.com.
“The notion that a Republican governor with national aspirations doesn’t understand basic global warming science is obviously bad enough. But then to compound the problem by defaulting to the views of Mr. Gore, President Obama and Hollywood celebrities . . . is truly breathtaking,” adds Mr. Milloy, who has just shipped 30 books to Mr. Christie, all written by climate skeptics.
Among the titles: “The Really Inconvenient Truths: Seven Environmental Catastrophes Liberals Don’t Want You to Know About Because They Helped Cause Them (Iain Murray); “An Appeal to Reason: A Cool Look at Global Warming” (Nigel Lawson); “The Bad Science and Bad Policy of Obama’s Global Warming Agenda” (Roy W. Spencer). efforts are a success.
The new poll found 48 percent of U.S. voters say Democrats are “weak,” compared with 28 percent of the Republicans. Three out of 10 say the Democrats are cold-hearted, compared with 50 percent who say the same of GOPers. Forty-three percent say the Democrats are “fiscally irresponsible”; 37 percent say the same of Republicans who were also found to be less willing to compromise. Alas, though. Equal numbers think both parties are “out of touch.” ment domestic security section. Produced in conjunction with the nonpartisan Center for Immigration Studies, the research was issued following a recent Senate Judiciary Committee on immigration courts and the appeals system for illegal immigrants challenging deportation.
See the report, a transcript and video at the center’s website http://cis.org.
Fair-weather wear: The New Hampshire Democratic Party has crafted “The Two Sides of Mitt” Romney T-shirt.