Why is Gov. 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.Does Sarah Palin know how to go into details about anything? Her response to Schwarzenegger sounds very familiar and that is because she said the same thing in her Washington Post op-ed piece on December 9th.
I saw the impact of changing weather patterns firsthand while serving as governor of our only Arctic state. I was one of the first governors to create a subcabinet to deal specifically with the issue and to recommend common-sense policies to respond to the coastal erosion, thawing permafrost and retreating sea ice that affect Alaska's communities and infrastructure.She goes on to say that "while we recognize the occurrence of these natural, cyclical environmental trends, we can't say with assurance that man's activities cause weather changes."
When is Sarah Palin going to stop reminding people that she was the governor of Alaska, the nation's only arctic state, or that she was wonderful? After all, she created a sub-cabinet to battle climate change, which she probably has no clue what it is about, considering she likes to reference her sub-cabinet only for climate credentials while at the same time attacking one of its purposes.
Sarah Palin also went on the attack, claiming policies like the ones being discussed in Copenhagen are to blame for California's deficits and unemployment. When did Sarah Palin become an expert on the economics and employment of California? While Schwarzenegger was only commenting on the climate comments made by Palin, Palin's response was pretty childish. She pointed her finger at California and said "Look at me! I know what I'm talking about. Do you?"
I wish there was a television show around called Debate Palin. The purpose would be to go on the show and hold debates with her. Every week would feature a different subject, but the conclusion would always be the same - Palin loses.