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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.


Anonymous said…
republicans - pronuclear in their speeches only :-/

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:

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


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