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Monday, October 15, 2007

They Don't Call Them Reactionaries For Nothin'

This is like predicting the Sun is going to rise in the East tomorrow, but here goes. Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize. The Republican wing of the Republican party hates Al Gore as much as they hate Hillary. There are at least four leading contender Republicans who agree with Gore on global warming. The über-right's visceral loathing of all things Clintonian (Gore included) will rub off on all of those suspect Republicans who dabble in climate change heresy.

The next month or so will see Huckabee, McCain, Romney and Giuliani pressed by the wingnuts to disavow any backsliding into environmental apostasy. The christian Dominionists are looking for a wedge to slide between the Republican primary voters and the impure four. I'm thinking Brownback and Thompson will be using the true believers to do their dirty work.

It's going to get messy, so make some popcorn, kick back and enjoy.

Update: Brownback has dropped out, and the rest of the Republican field seems to have fallen back to weighing balls and measuring penises.

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