"I run a legislative committee. Mr. Markey runs around the world watching glaciers melt." — Rep. John Dingell

Ouch.

That comes from a characteristically testy interview Dingell did with Newsweek. It’s worth reading the whole thing.

I don’t know what his intent is with this carbon tax bill, but I will say that the tenor of his message on global warming is politically disastrous. It is, paraphrasing, this: "Global warming is a serious problem. Solving it is going to involve considerable pain for everyone. Gas and electricity prices are going to rise. You’re not going to be able to drive your SUV or live in a big house. And if you don’t like my tax, don’t be fooled by the cap-and-trade alternative — it’s just a disguised tax."

Now that’s going to rally American voters!

UPDATE: If you know what’s good for you, you will not click to zoom.