EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson on Colbert
Lisa Jackson, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, made an appearance on The Colbert Report last night. If you like your discussion of environmentalism filtered through the lens of a faux-conservative comedian, you’ll probably enjoy their interaction.
Things we learned from this clip:
- Colbert’s show is powered by a tire fire.
- We need “an environment” and it should be clean.
- Climate control in a luxury car is not sufficient control for the world at large.
- Jackson is not paid on commission for killing jobs.
- Colbert argues that while we try to protect the environment, it is trying to destroy us via tornado, hurricane, and flood. This is a valid point.
- River fires are simply a form of alternative energy. (This was also a Colbert argument.)
- Colbert’s childhood pet ingot, Leady, was dispatched to a farm upstate.
- Jackson supports Barack Obama (which isn’t always reciprocated).
- Jackson has a lot of patience for explaining simple issues to people pretending to be idiots.
Our review: Amusing; not super informative. Two stars.