Arnie to Inhofe: 'You're Stone Age'

Tue, 2006-11-28 13:31Ross Gelbspan
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Arnie to Inhofe: 'You're Stone Age'

Is global warming, as Sen. James Inhofe has said, “the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American public?” Not according to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. On Meet the Press, Schwarzenegger characterized Inhofe's thinking as “stone age,” adding “the key thing for us is not pay any attention to those things.”

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Every good magician knows that the key to success is misdirecting the audience. You have to draw everyone’s attention away from your ultimate goal in order to perform the trick. Politics is no different, and one of the greatest misdirections in recent memory has been pulled off by the fossil fuel industry.

While most of the environmental movement was (rightfully) focusing attention on stopping the Keystone XL tar sands export pipeline from crossing over one of the most vital aquifers in the U.S., the dirty energy industry was quietly building a network of...

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