Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin schooled current and failing California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger about climate change.
This came after Arnold asked the White House to emulate California's fight against climate change. Hilarious considering that California is a failing state, deeply in debt and asking you and me to bail them out. Schwarzenegger started the accusations:
“You have to ask: what was she [Palin] trying to accomplish?” said Mr Schwarzenegger. “Is she really interested in this subject or is she interested in her career and in winning the [Republican] nomination [for president]? You have to take all these things with a grain of salt.”Palin answered Schwarzenegger's question, speaking as a resident and official of this Nation's only Artic state:
Why is Governor Schwarzenegger pushing for the same sorts of policies in Copenhagen that have helped drive his state into record deficits and unemployment? Perhaps he will recall that I live in our nation’s only Arctic state and that I was among the first governors to create a sub-cabinet to deal specifically with climate change.
While I and all Alaskans witness the impacts of changes in weather patterns firsthand, I have repeatedly said that we can’t primarily blame man’s activities for those changes. And while I did look for practical responses to those changes, what I didn’t do was hamstring Alaska’s job creators with burdensome regulations so that I could act “greener than thou” when talking to reporters.This is exactly what we need from Palin: huge doses of perspective and reality.