There's a lot to like about Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, but today's story at Fox News is causing me dyspepsia:
Haley Barbour: We Should 'Proceed in National Policy as if Global Warming Is Actually Happening'
ABC News' Michael Falcone reports:
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Potential presidential candidate Haley Barbour appears to be staking out a moderate position on global warming than some of his possible rivals, saying at an event in eastern Iowa on Friday that the country should "proceed in national policy as if global warming is actually happening."
Barbour, who has consistently opposed regulation of the energy industry, made the comments in response to a question from an Iowa voter who asked the Mississippi governor whether he thought global warming was real.
Can a presidential candidate endorse "national policy" defined by centralized control of energy consumption and be considered a limited-government conservative? And why is it now a bipartisan practice to ignore mounting evidence of scientific fraud when discussing the non-disprovable hypothesis of anthropogenic global warming?