December 12, 2004

A First Step in an Aggressive Strategy

"Senator John McCain yesterday called the White House stance on climate change ''terribly disappointing'' and said inaction in the face of mounting scientific data was unjustified...

"Dana M. Perino, a White House spokeswoman, said that Mr. Bush saw climate change as a serious issue but that he favored using voluntary means to slow the growth of greenhouse gas emissions, as "a first step in an aggressive strategy to meet the challenge of long-term global climate change."

    — Election Over, McCain Criticizes Bush on Climate Change, November 16, 2004, New York Times

By Will Friedman in Doublespeak | Permalink  | 


wow, mccain really distanced himself.... /sarcasm off

Posted by: Hubris Sonic | Dec 12, 2004 5:59:02 PM

why do democrats care what john mccain thinks? he's anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage, and everything the democrats don't like. why the love relationship all of a sudden?

Posted by: Jack | Dec 17, 2004 7:19:24 PM

Because he is ignoring party affiliation for the time being and saying what he believes. Unlike most GOP, he can speak his mind without being scared of retaliation.


Posted by: Cyrus | Dec 23, 2004 8:33:18 AM

McCain's a hoot. I am from Arizona and I followed his first run for office. He ping-pongs back and forth between very good ideas, like campaign finance reform, and very bad ideas, like being a total whore for his party even when it means denying his previous statements (republicans claim not to "flip-flop," but they can change positions quicker and more often than a prostitute at a frat party). At least, when he's not courting votes, he is strong enough to offer dissent against Bush. That's to his credit.

Posted by: SheaNC | Dec 30, 2004 10:42:00 PM

"voluntarily aggressive"
wow. that's an oxymoron if i ever saw one, but of course, bush is simply a moron.

Posted by: femmefatale | Jan 18, 2005 5:07:23 PM

By the way, Mr. Perino, how's that "aggressive strategy" coming along now, almost one year later?

Posted by: Overseas Will | Oct 25, 2005 11:19:03 PM

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