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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:24 AM

He's not a scientist, man

He's not a scientist, man

By Steve Benen

One of the exciting aspects of John Kerry serving as Secretary of State is the fact that Kerry hopes to use this prestigious post to elevate the climate crisis on the international stage. Indeed, this came up during his confirmation hearing yesterday, explaining, "I'll be a passionate advocate, but not based on ideology, based on fact, based on science."

One high-profile Republican was unimpressed.

That's too much effort to put on climate change, according to Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a leading early contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

"I don't think it's the most pressing foreign policy issue facing America," Rubio told POLITICO outside Kerry's confirmation hearing on Thursday. "There's a lot of things government can do but changing the weather isn't one of them."

I'm reminded of an interview Rubio did with GQ a few months ago, in which he was asked how old he thinks the Earth is. The Republican responded, "I'm not a scientist, man," before immediately shifting to a theological discussion, and concluding that the age of the planet may simply be unknowable. "It's one of the great mysteries," Rubio said.

And yesterday, Mr. I'm Not A Scientist, Man suggested that, as far as he's concerned, combating global warming is an impossible effort to "change the weather."

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http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/01/25/16697156-hes-not-a-scientist-man

Twit!


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ProSense Jan 2013 OP
randome Jan 2013 #1
geomon666 Jan 2013 #4
MynameisBlarney Jan 2013 #2
ProSense Jan 2013 #8
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #3
ProSense Jan 2013 #6
lastlib Jan 2013 #5
ProSense Jan 2013 #7

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:27 AM

1. His weasly answers are sinking him more than his attempt to appeal to the fundies.

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Response to randome (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:31 AM

4. Agreed

His outburst about Roe vs. Wade was just the latest of stones cast upon his sinking ship of a presidential bid in 2016.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:28 AM

2. Rubio

is a buffoon.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:51 PM

8. That's being too kind. n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:30 AM

3. Rubio already has his high water boots, so it's clear he doesn't give a F about

anyone else ... hey, I've got mine, so F you mentality. ... go get your own high water boots.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:46 AM

6. He tried to play

foreign policy expert at the hearing yesterday, and Kerry promptly schooled him.

Shorter #JohnKerry to #Rubio "Study North African/Middle Eastern history you twerp"

http://www.dailykos.com/comments/1181733/49175412#c53

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:31 AM

5. Not a Mensa member, either........

jus' sayin'...............not even a remote threat to become one.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:38 PM

7. He's a twit. n/t

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