Gov. Chris Gregoire has another post up on Daily Kos: “Republicans refuse to take on climate change.”
Another Republican failure of leadership on renewable energy and climate change happened yesterday in the U.S. Senate. The “drill first and ask questions later” policy of Big Oil and Republicans has not served citizens paying at the pump and won’t in the future. We need to think bigger. What’s wrong with investing some of those wind-fall profits into renewable energy? Energy independence and a cleaner environment sound like things we should be trying to achieve.
My Republican opponent’s environmental record shows his commitment to fighting climate change is simply political lip service. John McCain came to our state touting the need to fight global warming, but George Bush Republicans like my opponent and those in the U.S. Senate killed the climate change bill and killed a bill today to make Big Oil invest in renewable energy.
While fighting climate change should be a nonpartisan issue, Republicans in Washington have shown us that if we really want to fight climate change, we need to elect Democrats in November.
We are a nation of innovators, and we are in a crisis. I am confident that with a Democratic partner in the other Washington, we can work together to develop the next generation of clean technology and put policies in place that will move us to a greener tomorrow.
Gov. Gregoire makes a blunt point that too many in our media refuse to acknowledge: in the current political climate, if you care about climate change, if you care about the environment, then you can’t trust the Republicans to get the job done. On this, as on many other progressive issues, and with few exceptions, the most important thing you need to know about a candidate is the little “D” or “R” next to their name on the ballot. (You know, except here in WA where our bullshit top-two primary doesn’t even give voters that important piece of information.)
Help Gov. Gregoire get her message out to a wider audience, and recommend her post on Daily Kos.