Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:29 AM
Mass (26,040 posts)
"I'm not a scientist" Rubio does not think global warming is an impprtant foreign policy issue
He's not a scientist, man
By Steve Benen - Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:57 AM EST
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'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."
Definitively not a scientist.
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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:42 AM
kairos12 (1,580 posts)
1. Relocation Impresses the Non-Scientist
Maybe he changes his tune when he has to move from Miami to Omaha.
Probably not, he will do what all rethugs do---blame Bill Clinton.