Thursday, May 29, 2008

McCain to Miss Lieberman-Warner Vote

John McCainIn yet another sign that Lieberman-Warner is DOA, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has announced that he will not be present when the Senate begins debate on the Lieberman Warner Climate Security Act next week. From The Washington Post,

In a press conference late Wednesday afternoon, McCain said he did not support the bill sponsored by two of his closest allies, Sens. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) and John Warner (R-Va.) because it doesn't offer enough aid to the nuclear industry, and he would not come to the floor to vote on it.

"I have not been there for a number of votes. The same thing happened in the campaign of 2000," he said. "The people of Arizona understand I'm running for president."

While he backs the idea of a mandatory limit on greenhouse gases, he added, he's "been disappointed so far there has not been a robust" provision in the bill for greenhouse gases.

6 comments:

Aldo said...

No real surprise there - he's missed a Senate-leading 60% of the votes in the current Congress.

Anonymous said...

republicans - pronuclear in their speeches only :-/

-t-

Anonymous said...

Democrats - anti-nuclear in speech and actions.

Joseph Somsel said...

Looks like Charles Krauthammer really takes the climate change power-grabbers to task:

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=ZGI0MDdiZDQ3MGI1ZGYzNWZkZTcwZWM5YzI2MWI5N2U=

As he explains, this is just government energy rationing, much like the California remote controlled thermostats.

David Bradish said...

Here's Joe's link that was cutoff.

Anonymous said...

Ugh.. Rationing. How do you know you live in a socialist nation? When they start rationing basic things. In a capitalist nation if there is growing demand private companies build more generation. If the cost of generation is rising, the cost is passed on to customers.

I live in a city that has socialist aspects, and in a part of the world with one of the highest rainfalls in the western world. Yet the government rations water.

--aa2