Normally we’d put our fight money on the Terminator, but this time he may have met his match with a tough broad from up north, way up north. Arnold Schwarzenegger, while in Copenhagen, took a shot at her in a Financial Times interview, for daring to question man-made climate change, and accused her of running her recent Op-ed on cap-and-trade as a publicity stunt:
“You have to ask: what was she trying to accomplish? Is she really interested in this subject or is she interested in her career and in winning the (Republican presidential) nomination? You have to take all these things with a grain of salt.”
He also intended this charge on Good Morning America at Palin:
“I think there are people that just don’t believe in fixing and working on the environment,” he said. “They don’t believe there is such a thing as global warming, they’re still living in the Stone Age, which is OK, we need people like that, too,” he said.
Palin, never one to back down from a fight, returned fire by posting her shot back at him on her Facebook page. She pointedly blamed the governor’s environmental policies as the cause for California’s deep economic problems:
“Why is Governor Schwarzenegger pushing for the same sorts of policies in Copenhagen that have helped drive his state into record deficits and unemployment?” she wrote. “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.”
As Californians here at Climategate.com, we can tell you she is absolutely right, and it’s time he and environmental extremism in our state are called out on the national stage.
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