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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Environment Committee Chair: global warming is Nazi plot

Nazis are everywhere these days-- blogofascists, environmentalists, liberals in general. Seems like you can't swing a Bible without hitting two of 'em. Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe spotted a new crop over the weekend-- Al Gore and anyone else concerned about global warming. Which would ostensibly include thousands of scientists from around the world and big ol' list of Nobel laureates.

Is U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, who believes that manmade global warming is "the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people," losing the public relations battle on that issue? (. . .)

In an interview, he heaped criticism on what he saw as the strategy used by those on the other side of the debate and offered a historical comparison.

"It kind of reminds . . . I could use the Third Reich, the big lie," Inhofe said.

"You say something over and over and over and over again, and people will believe it, and that's their strategy."

Cynical types might think that a right-wing senator's opinion doesn't really outweigh that of the world's scientists. But just because Inhofe received almost $300,000 dollars from big oil for his 2002 election campaign doesn't mean he's a phony. He could be genuinely delusional.