And Froomkin had to leave?
There is no shortage of threats to our economy. America's unemployment rate recently hit its highest mark in more than 25 years and is expected to continue climbing. Worries are widespread that even when the economy finally rebounds, the recovery won't bring jobs. Our nation's debt is unsustainable, and the federal government's reach into the private sector is unprecedented. [...]Gone are the days when Sarah Palin's predecessors--the Murkowskis--would publish op-eds in papers across the lower 48 scaring us into believing this sort of scenario will play out if we reduce carbon emissions. Nowadays it's 'heh, sorry guys, this happened even while we increased carbon emissions like there's no tomorrow.' Quick...Look over here: "Clobbering." Fear the clobbering.
For so many reasons, we can't afford to kill responsible domestic energy production or clobber every American consumer with higher prices.
Westerners literally sit on mountains of oil and gas, and every state can consider the possibility of nuclear energy.If that's true, they should probably move to safer ground.
We must move in a new direction. We are ripe for economic growth and energy independence if we responsibly tap the resources that God created right underfoot on American soil.God also put a bunch of oil in other places around the world where it's much easier to suck out of the ground. Unfortunately, he then put brown-skinned people on top of that oil. It's nice to know, though, that Sarah can think on her own two feet and not exclusively use language found on the American Petroleum Institute's website. She'd have made at least as good a VP as Cheney, I'm sure.
Update: Let the alarmism begin! Ed Morrissey is the best so far:
Unfortunately, the ironic beauty will only become apparent after cap-and-trade does severe damage to our economy and standard of living. Even then, the most ardent liberals won’t admit a problem at all, because the push for cap-and-trade has other motivations than just lowering CO2 in the atmosphere. Those pushing cap-and-trade and making hysterical pronouncements about having only 96 months until the end of the world want to push people into statist control of energy production. They’re not worried about falling standards of living; most of them think we exploit too many natural resources anyway, and that less energy and less of everything would bring about the kind of harmony they desire — and want to impose on everyone else.Decrying climate alarmism while being alarmist, all in one paragraph! Awesome.