Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Moose Hunter vs. The Terminator

In a moment of mid-week idiocy, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger took a shot at Gov. Sarah Palin and global warming. His advice was to take her opinion with a “grain of salt.” This came from a guy who has taken one of the richest states in the union and turned it into a welfare state of epic proportions. He is hardly one you would turn to for advice on governance or for that matter, any topic. Actually, anything which the California governor says risks turning him into a “pillar of salt.”

Palin, not one to avoid a fight, took his criticism to heart and fired right back:

“Why is Governor Schwarzenegger pushing for the same sorts of policies in Copenhagen that have helped drive his state into record deficits and unemployment? Perhaps he will recall that I live in our nation’s only Arctic state and that I was among the first governors to create a sub-cabinet to deal specifically with climate change. While I and all Alaskans witness the impacts of changes in weather patterns firsthand, I have repeatedly said that we can’t primarily blame man’s activities for those changes. And while I did look for practical responses to those changes, what I didn’t do was hamstring Alaska’s job creators with burdensome regulations so that I could act “greener than thou” when talking to reporters.”

This was on her Facebook page and further demonstrated her realization of the electronic advantages of this type of communication with the electorate. By his carping about Palin he has shown that he is part of the problem crowd who really see anthropogenic global warming more as an opportunity for control than a genuine threat to the earth. She, on the other hand, cares deeply about the affect on the people and has positioned policy to get answers for their benefit and protection instead of making ironclad demands on their activity. She has quickly recognized that the science is not verified sufficiently to alter our total economic system to humor the graph designers.

In the final analysis, I question the wisdom of a “Republican” governor declaring war on a true Republican candidate for vice-president; a politician with even more executive experience than the “governator.” If he had any sense at all, he would see her as the lightening rod which the party can center on to provide relief from the onrushing socialism being forced on the people. He may eventually come to realize that run-of-the mill citizens understand taking meat from the woods to put on the table far better than they do complicated psuedo-scientific gadgetry created for celluloid film to enchant teenagers.

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon

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