God Save Our Planet, Also Our Squiggly Lightbulbs

by
Abby Zimet

Okay, let's get this over with. Of the four Republicans vying for
chairmanship of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee - which
oversees health care - Fred Upton sees "no real science" supporting climate change; John Shimkus says
there's no global warming 'cause God promised Noah there wouldn't be;
Cliff Stearns boasts a 96% rating from the right-wing American
Conservative Union; Joe Barton, the only guy to apologize to BP, loves Davey Crockett, sees the repeal of health care reform as his Alamo, and vows to protect the "traditional, incandescent light bulb" against attacks by "the little, squiggly,
pig-tailed ones"; and all four have gotten huge donations
from the health and energy industries. I know we have to adjust to
lower expectations in the wake of that debacle of an election, but this
is ridiculous.

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