Here Comes a Political Climate Change
Here's EPA official Al Armendariz explaining things to his colleagues:
“I was in a meeting once and I gave an analogy to my staff about my philosophy of enforcement, and I think it was probably a little crude and maybe not appropriate for the meeting, but I’ll go ahead and tell you what I said:
“It was kind of like how the Romans used to, you know, conquer villages in the Mediterranean. They’d go in to a little Turkish town somewhere, they’d find the first five guys they saw and they’d crucify them.
“Then, you know, that town was really easy to manage for the next few years.”“It’s a deterrent factor,” Armendariz said, explaining that the EPA is following the Romans’ philosophy for subjugating conquered villages.This is the sort of government and its workers over which Obama has been presiding and with which he has been in sympathy, if not flat-out directing.
The Romney campaign must be salivating to have this argument in order to point out the arrogance of a power-hungry government.
So, I'm willing to bet while the president may pay a little lip service to the supposedly dire threat climate change on the campaign trail, he won't waste any money on TV ads promising to do more about it if he's given another four years. It's loser. And the All This President's Men surely know it. If they don't. They're dumber than anyone gave them credit for.