I have a column up at the Guardian‘s CIF on Bush’s speech last night:
On Wednesday, President Bush gave a major speech on climate change policy.
Sounds like the setup for a joke, right? And perhaps it is — a joke on the national media, which went into full scramble yet again for this, the third of Bush’s climate addresses. Even after seven years, mainstream journos still know so little about climate policy, and seemingly so little about this administration, that they think maybe this time it’s really a “shift.” Maybe this time it’s really forward-looking policy rather than obfuscation and diversion. Maybe this time it’s, you know, newsworthy.
No such luck. This speech, like the previous two, was a big fat nothingburger.