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.
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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.