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Greening the October Surprise?

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The Independent is reporting that President Bush is preparing an about face on his position on global warming. As Ahnold has shown, confronting global warming now makes for good centrist politics. I won't prejudge Bush's proposal, but something tells me it falls well short of Al Gore's carbon freeze policy. (Incidentally, Gore's habit of telling tall tales seems to be resurfacing. In a speech yesterday he said:

"For the last fourteen years. I have advocated the elimination of all payroll taxes — including those for social security and unemployment compensation — and the replacement of that revenue in the form of pollution taxes, principally on CO2."
The last 14 years? Really!? Somehow I missed that in the 2000 presidential debates. Maybe the proposal was squirrelled away in Gore's lockbox...)

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