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Tom DeLay on global warming

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Maybe I never paid enough attention to this guy when he still had his Washington job. I caught his interview on Hard Ball last week. Chris Matthews asked him what he thought of global warming. His answer was something like “It’s arrogant to think that man can change climate.” (I didn’t have my tivo on, so I’m writing this from memory, but it’s pretty close to what he said.) This one goes to the top of my irony list — an indicted Congressman calling most of the world’s scientists arrogant.

It turns out this comment has been around a while — there’s a 2003 post on ZNet with nearly identical words: Tom Delay thinks he’s God’s man in Congress.

For an entertaining overview of DeLay’s career take a look at the entry in Wikipedia: Tom DeLay. It’s definitely not written by a member of his staff.

Written by Al Stevens

February 12th, 2008 at 3:12 pm

Posted in Broken Things

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  1. […] About Anything wrote an interesting post today on Tom DeLay on global warmingHere’s a quick excerptFor an entertaining overview of DeLay’s career take a look at the entry in Wikipedia: Tom DeLay…. […]

  2. And the interview segment is up on YouTube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOBNHAUtQ-8

    What DeLay said was: “It’s arrogance to suggest that man can affect climate change. There’s no science that supports such a notion.”

    Al Stevens

    14 Feb 08 at 12:19

  3. Tom Delay is right!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljNDbKpusT0&feature=related (contains profanity)

    This is not a sole source, but it tells reality in a funny way.

    bill

    24 Dec 08 at 22:43

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