What a guy.
Gassy senatorsFor this we could have kept Crazy Al Gore around.
Rich Lowry, wrting for Townhall.com
The U.S. Senate can barely agree to hold up-or-down votes to confirm judges, but no worries — it is about to save the planet. At least that's the conceit of Republican senators proposing to institute caps on emissions of greenhouse gases.
If the U.S. had ratified the Kyoto treaty, it would have had to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions to 1990 levels by 2012. Bipartisan opposition sank the treaty, and it wasn't even mentioned in the Democrats' 2004 platform — although its demise is always attributed in the press to the work of President Bush alone. With Kyoto itself off the table, senators have been busy trying to forge a Kyoto-lite.
John McCain is promoting a bill that mandates emissions be cut to 2000 levels by 2010.
The point of all this is to — insert senatorial furrowed brow here — address the "crisis" of global warming. (link)