What is he thinking?

It looks as though Bush has come up with another crappy nominee for his cabinet.

Treasury Secretary Nominee Says Failure To Ratify Kyoto Undermines U.S. Competitiveness

President Bush’s new nominee for Treasury Secretary, Goldman Sachs Chairman Henry M. Paulson Jr., not only endorses the Kyoto Protocol to limit greenhouse emissions, but argues that the United States’ failure to enact Kyoto undermines the competitiveness of U.S. companies.

It’s called ‘Vetting’, Dubya. You should try it sometime.

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3 Responses to What is he thinking?

  1. Rivrdog says:

    Well, the Dow-Jones average slipped almost two percent on the news yesterday, so investors don’t think much of him, either.

    Go read Delftsman’s take on Dubya, it will tell you the reason for all this.

    The problem is that we conservatives didn’t “vet” the nominee back in 2000.

    He’s not a conservative now, never has been one and never will be one. We have been utterly wrong to expect any conservative outcome from this man’s leadership. When we get one, it is more a matter of chance than direction.

  2. Shouldn’t he have said that ratifying Kyoto would undermine US competitiveness?

    How does someone that ignorant rise that far in corporate America.

  3. Heartless:

    I agree – sort of. I feel I’m a middle of the road independent, though I vote republican more than democrat at times, and I do agree Kyoto would undermine **existing** industries in the US to compete with countries who don’t have emissions limits on greenhouse gases.

    However, since we tend to set the trends and tone in capitalism worldwide, by shifting our economics to put value on reducing emissions, we start others on the same path. If we lead others would follow as new industries evolve to support such initiatives. It has to start somewhere. I think the evidence is fairly clear that global warming issues are indeed being influenced by man. Even China is having issues with polluted skies and will have to do something, even if just to clear the air over their major cities. I expect they would follow our lead on what we decide to do. I do agree this statement by the Treasury Sercretary seems ‘bass ackward’.

    Enjoy your blog, and as a nuclear engineer like I the name !

    -Johnathan Chan Atomic Motor Blog

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