Arnold: Palin’s full of hot air on climate change

posted at 6:52 pm on December 15, 2009 by Allahpundit

I’m paraphrasing, albeit only slightly. Not that he has many fans left among grassroots conservatives, but in case there are still one or two, this ought to finish them off:

The California governor has become an environmental standard bearer for the Republican party, which is split on the merits of curbing emissions. Sarah Palin, John McCain’s running mate in the 2008 presidential election, has attacked cap and trade and questioned any link between man-made emissions and global warming.

“You have to ask: what was she 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.”

Actually, Palin-hater Eugene Robinson filled the better part of a column today with evidence of her interest in the subject as governor. If she’s all about pandering to tea-partiers, she could have declared that she’s “seen the light” and retracted her prior statements about the reality of climate change and the possibility that man is contributing to it. Instead, she’s apt to end up as something of a centrist on this issue in the GOP primaries, where Huck, Mitt, T-Paw a player to be named later will declare that the whole subject’s a fraud.

She came up in his interview with Stephanopoulos this morning too, mere hours before he told Copenhagen that he has his fingers crossed for “planetary transformation.” Click the image and skip ahead to -2:14. He seems to suggest that she’s an out-and-out climate-change denier, but it’s hard to tell since he doesn’t refer specifically to her in that part. It’s worth watching anyway, though, if only for the claim that environmentalism and economic growth can co-exist based on the happy economic example of, um, California. Exit question: This guy’s going to end up as The One’s climate-change czar as soon as he’s out of office, isn’t he?

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Damn. Sushi sounds good.

voxpopuli on December 16, 2009 at 6:46 PM

Sushi?? Hahahahaa!!!

ladyingray on December 16, 2009 at 6:49 PM

Well, in your trailer park, perhaps. LOL

voxpopuli on December 16, 2009 at 6:44 PM

IN yours as well, snookums.

ddrintn on December 16, 2009 at 7:01 PM

Let’s just say if I ever have a flat tire, 99% of America would have no problem stopping and helping me out, all else being equal.

voxpopuli on December 16, 2009 at 6:44 PM

Peee-eeeww! How utterly…common! You mean you wouldn’t have Jeeves get out of the driver’s seat to do the tire-changing? You actually drive yourself? How plebeian.

ddrintn on December 16, 2009 at 7:05 PM

I have a mighty tight *ss
lovingmyUSA on December 16, 2009 at 6:39 PM

Wow. Never heard that one on the internet before. LOL

And as for this:

I’d like to see you try to kick it..I would be willing to give you a handicap for having your head up yours…

OOPS. Looks like we’ll just add a few tattoos to the picture. Don’t worry, they’re reel purdy, I’m sure. LOL

voxpopuli on December 16, 2009 at 7:07 PM

You actually drive yourself? How plebeian.

ddrintn on December 16, 2009 at 7:05 PM

“Pedestrian” would have been far more clever . . . you see, then you would have a double entendre relating back to locomotion . . . oh never mind.

voxpopuli on December 16, 2009 at 7:15 PM

“Pedestrian” would have been far more clever . . . you see, then you would have a double entendre relating back to locomotion . . . oh never mind.

voxpopuli on December 16, 2009 at 7:15 PM

It also would have made no sense. But never mind.

ddrintn on December 16, 2009 at 7:21 PM

It also would have made no sense. But never mind.

ddrintn on December 16, 2009 at 7:21 PM

No, no, no . . . I meant it would be more clever in the minds of your educated readers. If any.

voxpopuli on December 16, 2009 at 7:27 PM

OOPS. Looks like we’ll just add a few tattoos to the picture. Don’t worry, they’re reel purdy, I’m sure. LOL

voxpopuli on December 16, 2009 at 7:07 PM

Sorry, wrong again, no tattoos, sorry to disappoint you, that must be what all your boyfriend’s sport….How’s that Treacher tattoo healing…

lovingmyUSA on December 16, 2009 at 7:38 PM

No, no, no . . . I meant it would be more clever in the minds of your educated readers. If any.

voxpopuli on December 16, 2009 at 7:27 PM

How’s that remedial reading class working for you?

lovingmyUSA on December 16, 2009 at 7:41 PM

It also would have made no sense. But never mind.

ddrintn on December 16, 2009 at 7:21 PM

No, no, no . . . I meant it would be more clever in the minds of your educated readers. If any.

voxpopuli on December 16, 2009 at 7:27 PM

Still wouldn’t have made any sense. “Pedestrian” as an adjective has to do with literary style, not social class.

ddrintn on December 16, 2009 at 8:38 PM

voxpopuli on December 16, 2009 at 3:53 PM

Logic fail. Again.

A. Palin didn’t “orchestrate” the Hoffman campaign, but jumped in with a Facebook note and helped him raise cash. I don’t remember- were you a Hoffman fan?

B. You indicated that her role should be to “help” you find a good POTUS candidate other than herself. Given your apparent contempt for her intelligence, please forgive me for failing to believe you’d take her suggestions seriously.

cs89 on December 16, 2009 at 11:23 PM

Whatevah … Mr Girlie Green Guvernator.

My family and I will support Sarah Palin’s policies and principles:

COMMON SENSE CONSERVATIVES.

If she decides to RUN FOR POTUS IN 2012, WE WILL BE CAMPAIGNING FOR HER.

Latinos are beginning to “really” really like her.

TheAlamos on December 17, 2009 at 3:27 AM

Palin has far more credibility that Schwarzenegger does on any day of the week. He’s only hurting himself sparring with her.

zoyclem on December 17, 2009 at 7:50 AM

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