Reading articles like this simply make me giddy. I just can’t wait to hit the keyboard and type about the lunacy that people like Republican Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma are blasting off about. Once again, it all has to do with global warming — or does it?
Inhofe is busting buttons over Live Earth’s plans to hold one of seven worldwide concerts on the west end of the Capitol’s Mall. Late last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) attempted to pass the authorizing measure for Live Earth by unanimous consent.Â Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) raised an objection on the floor, seeking more time for his side to look at the resolution. Inhofe then went off saying, â€œThere has never been a partisan political event at the Capitol, and this is a partisan political event.” Is it a partisan event, M. Inhofe? Or are you using the health of the planet as a partisan issue because you’re pissed off at, oh say, Al Gore? For the record, the resolution to allow Live Earth to party on was sponsored by both a Democrat AND a Republican.
It’s not secret that Inhofe greatly dislikes Al Gore and pretty much everything he stands for. Besides calling global warming “the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people”, the Senator also got into a heated exchange with the former V.P. last week in D.C. From the article,
“Inhofeâ€™s latest challenge to Gore comes after their forceful exchange during last weekâ€™s hearing in the environment committee, when Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) stepped in to stop Inhofe from dictating terms of response to the 2000 presidential nominee. Gore declined to sign a personal energy usage pact proffered by Inhofe.”
Anyways, organizers of the event have booked the Mall regardless — for a cool $5 million. None of the money involved in hosting the concert will come from American taxpayers. Now, they’re just waiting for congressional approval to move forward; an issue they say is silly since that part of D.C. has been used for Earth Day events before. Methinks the Gore association is driving the largest wedge in between their plans.Â That, or Inhofe is just pissed that Gore now gets more chicks than he does. I’m going to go with the latter.