"Until this weekend, President Obama, mainstream environmental groups and large numbers of Republicans and Democrats in Congress agreed that nuclear power offered a steady energy source and part of the solution to climate change, even as they disagreed on virtually every other aspect of energy policy."Then, of course, this weekend happened and Japan melted into the sea.
About three weeks before the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the President proposed the authorization of increased offshore oil exploration.
Note to President Obama: Sir, stop talking about energy!
Seriously, we're all in favor of solar, but if Obama endorses it, we'll probably be engulfed by a supernova before Memorial Day.
Also, when did Republicans decide that if something doesn't happen to Americans, it doesn't happen? Last week, Representative Peter King said the Irish Republican Army shouldn't be considered a terrorist organization because "the I.R.A. never attacked the United States." Today, in defense of the continued development of nuclear power, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said, "we ought not to make American and domestic policy based upon an event that happened in Japan."
Is Senator McConnell under the impression that the laws of nuclear physics are somehow different in Asia? Granted, Japan does have more Godzilla-related incidents than the United States, but we think the scientific fundamentals are generally the same.
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