Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Odd nomination

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.
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Blogger Kathy said...

I've been puzzling over this nomination too and came up with two possible reasons. First, Bush may be throwing a bone to the religious right who also believe in being good stewards of the earth. He couldn't deliver on abortion or that anti-gay marriage ban so this is the next best thing.

Second, the fact that Paulsen said U.S. companies are losing ground to their competitors because Bush failed to sign on to the Kyoto Agreement is pretty revealing. Big business can't stand to think they might lose their share of the pie so they're willing to change their spots in order to compete.

Just a couple of hunches. Oh, your comment about the GOP throwing the election...I don't think they're worried about that. Those Diebold machines you talked about a couple of posts down will take care of that!

12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Libby said...

It's bizarre that's for sure.

8:36:00 PM  

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