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More on the Periello global warming scandal

Sometimes fate smiles on those of us toiling in the global warming fields. Like now, that chairman Henry Waxman of the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee is calling for a full investigation of forged letters to freshman Rep. Tom Periello asking him to oppose the Waxman-Markey carbon cap-and-trade energy rationing scheme.

What a great hook — the education of young Rep. Periello! — to remind everyone that this particular Virginia Gentleman needs all the mail he can get, forged or otherwise, as this sage of my own congressional district actually told a local radio interviewer here in Charlottesville that the U.S. is losing jobs to India and China precisely because they’ve already enacted such measures!

True story. I heard it live with my two ears.

The public are generally very forgiving, if less so at the moment. But some ignorance is beyond shrugging it off with a simple a wink and a nod, and some voters don’t think they should be the ones represented by those who apparently are the least able or willing to handle the issues independently, resisting the say-anything, talking points-obsessed attitude, to be satisfied then with a raging ignorance of facts. That is, the least likely to stand up for them against a Speaker highly unrepresentative of the young fellow’s district, let alone the president.

Let’s call this a teaching moment.

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