Saturday, August 30, 2008

Sarah Palin & global warming

McCain chooses Palin as his running mate (playlist, 4 parts)

Sarah Palin (44), the governor of Alaska, and her life surely look fascinating and she will probably make McCain's GOP ticket much stronger (and certainly much younger! McCain is 72 today). She is a former beauty queen, ex-mayor, former sports reporter, hunter, shooter, fisher, wife of an Eskimo, pro-life feminist, mother of five, including a bundle of joy with XX+21.

But she's a great character.

There are all kinds of interesting things about her but because climate and energy policies are among the standard topics on this blog, I chose the video above. In this June 2008 Glenn Beck show, she talks about her lawsuit against the U.S. government that wanted to use the "endangered" polar bears as hostages to cripple her, Alaskan economy and to prevent them from tapping the resources, because of some unreliable climate models, as she calls them. She appears at 4:30, after an entertaining anti-environmentalist rant by Glenn Beck.

See also:
Palin not convinced on global warming (The Washington Post)
Palin: global warming not man-made (ABC News blogs)
Interview on McCain, abortion, climate change (NewsMax)
She has also serious doubts about Darwin's biology but I feel that alarmism is more serious a threat to the humanity these days than creationism. In the interview linked above, she answers the following to the last question about the impact of climate change on America and Alaska:
A changing environment will affect Alaska more than any other state, because of our location. I'm not one though who would attribute it to being man-made.
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  1. This is terrible... how can anyone STILL pretend that global warming is not happening? I wish that he had chosen otherwise -- or that she is prepared to learn... . We have too little money to fix EVERYTHING that climate breaks. Triage is applied in an emergency to allow the most globally beneficial use of inadequate resources. There will be severe climate disruptions, which will be left untreated because they will be recognized as able to recover autonomously. Selected climatically-induced emergencies where tax-payers’ money can reduce suffering will be funded. Last, and most sadly, there may be even situations where unlimited funds cannot reverse impacts and the limited funds are deemed better deployed on other projects for more go to

  2. Dear Johnie, first of all, she is uncertain. And even if she were *certain* that global warming is happening, there would be no pretending in this attitude because indeed, global warming is not happening. Thanks for your links to but this kind of comments is normally referred to as "spam".

  3. .
    Man does not cause any global-warming. Maybe she can convince McCain, I bet she can. Even more Hillary supporters will go for McCain now. Obama is no longer a near certainty. Heaven forbid something happens to McCain, but I believe Palin would rise to the occasion. She has the right attitude. Everyone knows Obama is NOT ready for POTUS, Palin is only for the VP. Look at Dan Quayle.

    YEY SARAH PALIN! YEY John McCain! Great pick! The 1st woman for the GOP VP? SCORE!

    She's conservative! SCORE! She's a Governor! SCORE! She's pro-drilling! She's a hunter! SCORE! She played hockey in school! SCORE! She's pro-life! And she respects women! SCORE! She fights corruption! SCORE! She's high-energy! SCORE! She's tough! SCORE! She's got 5 kids! SCORE! Her son is going to Iraq in the Armed Forces! SCORE! She's married to a Blue-collar professional! SCORE! She's smart! SCORE! She's young! SCORE!

    And she's a Hotty to boot! SCORE! The Left is going to go nuts! SCORE!
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    who's a conservative
    she's just a gender traitor

    absurd thought -
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    just HOPE to pay more taxes

    DREAM about high fuel prices
    CHANGE PROGRESS to move backwards

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