Monday, January 15, 2007

COLLINS WATCH Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) wants you to think that she's sane on the issue of global warming.

But if she'd had her way on election day and Republicans had retained control of the Senate, notorious climate change-denier Sen. James Inhofe (R-ME) would still be chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Here's what Inhofe said about global warming as recently as November:

Inhofe...argued that the current wave of unprecedented warming is due to "natural changes." "God's still up there," Inhofe said, and to the extent there is warming going on, it is "due to the sun." He added, "George Soros, the Hollywood elitists, the far left environmentalists on the committee that I chair--all of them want us to believe the science is settled and it's not."
Democrats have a one-seat majority in the Senate. A vote for Collins in 2008 is a vote for Inhofe to resume control of the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

There's no other way to look at it.

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