Politics

Inhofe makes the grown-ups laugh

Even by his standards, this was pathetic

I know that Sen. James Inhofe is a far-right bomb-thrower. I know he’s built a career out of saying absurd things, particularly about global warming. I know nobody expects anything different from him. Despite all that, I was astonished at his performance in today’s hearing. It’s not that he disagrees with Gore. Plenty of legislators in both houses disagreed with Gore, thoughtfully and respectfully. What Inhofe did is flounce around and bitch and moan like a petulant adolescent. He could not have made Gore look better if he’d tried. First, he spent the beginning of the hearing whining about the …

Grist cited in Senate hearing

We bad

In his question/rant for Gore, Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.) cited a quote from Gore’s interview with Grist. It’s this: "I believe it’s appropriate to have an over-representation of factual presentations on how dangerous it is." The quote bounced around skeptic circles for a long time a while back. Suffice to say, it’s been yanked from context and grossly misinterpreted. See the full story here.

Al Gore's testimony to the Senate

Liveblogging is the new black

Gore is just arriving at the Senate. The cameras are clicking! The crowd is buzzing! David is liveblogging! Join me below the fold. Sen. Boxer is looking quite stylish, no? Rules are being introduced. Hopefully it won’t take 15 minutes like in the House. Uh oh. Inhofe’s going already. Whining about getting the testimony late. Whining about the record. Whining about how much time he gets. Wow, it’s clear that Inhofe and Boxer loathe one another. And … now they’re bickering. Lamar Alexander introduces Gore, and mentions he (Alexander) believes in anthropogenic global warming. Now a second introduction, from Sen. …

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