I'm going to have to do some soul searching about the future of this blog. Should I really write a post every time a White House official says something stupid? Even ignoring the huge number of posts this would inevitably entail, I'm not sure it is the sort of online presence I want to keep.
Meanwhile, James Connaughton, chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, says to CNN:
President Bush strongly opposes any treaty or policy that would cause the loss of a single American job, let alone the nearly 5 million jobs Kyoto would have cost.Of course any treaty on the environment results in some loss of jobs: any time the government imposes an environmental standard that private industry would not have otherwise followed, private companies are hurt to some extent. Environmental regulation has a task of preserving the environment while imposing laws that do not harm the industry too much.
To say that President Bush is opposed to treaties that create the loss of even one job is to either i. say President Bush opposes doing anything at all for the environment or ii. reveal that you are completely ignorant of even the basics as far as environmental policy goes, despite being the top White House aide on the matter.
Take your pick.
(link via uggabuga).