It was kind of like how the Romans used to, you know, conquer those villages in the Mediterranean. They’d go into a little Turkish somewhere and they’d find the first five guys they say and they’d crucify them. And then, you know, that town was really easy to manage for the next few years. – Al Armendariz in 2010, former EPA official
ARE YOU KIDDING me?
An Obama EPA official resigns over conservative pressure about something he said in 2010?
Sen. James Inhofe, best known for “scar[ing] the crap out of” airport workers by flying erratically, and one of the most ignorant people to ever serve in the U.S. Senate, a global warning denier and general buffoon of all things 21st century, is behind it. That the Administration caved to this cretin is stunning, because Inhofe has absolutely no credibility whatsoever, unless you’re so far right you long ago lost sight of center.
Inhofe’s craziness led him to oppose the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea, which is little known, but critical to military operations, as well as maritime security. Stephen Hadley, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs in the Bush administration, even called Inhofe out on his idiocy back in 2007.
Dave Weigel outlined how it all began to snowball last week. It began with Jay Carney “giving away the store” with a reporter, which opened the door to a If Obama Is About Hope And Change What Is This Guy Doing At The EPA moment?
When did Democrats become afraid of their own shadow? … .. Strike that.