This is puzzling. Why did the White House nominate an avowed environmentalist to head up the Treasury Department? Not that I'm complaining, but Paulsen has publicly criticized the administration's failure to sign on to the Kyoto Agreement as being destructive to the economic future of the US.
As a result, Paulson’s nomination is strongly opposed by a coalition right-wing groups seeking to cast doubt on climate science, such as the National Center for Public Policy Research, describing Paulson as “diametrically opposed to the positions of [the Bush] Administration.”It seems that every day the evidence grows that the GOP has for some reason decided to throw the elections in 06. I can only think they know the shit is about to hit the fan and they want to be able to blame a Democratic majority on Capitol Hill for it when it turns into a stinking mess.