A week ago Politico ran a piece “Mitt Romney: No apologies on climate change stance”. Until there are, anyway. However sad and half-measured they may be.
Today, in an article “Romney’s climate protection plan” not available on line, Politico writes of Romney’s increasingly tortured squirming to make the mess he created go away. And while it is difficult to imagine, once again the cover-up is worse than the crime. If only in that it involves no recognition and repentance — Romney knows he can’t afford any more of that, so you see his problem — but compounds things.
Summarized, I quote Sir Walter Scott: ”Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive”.
For ‘politicos’ out there, it is captured with this: this is completely different. My plan was at the state level. And anyway I didn’t really say what I said. See? So, really, it is completely different from the nearly identical plan Obama sought at the federal level.
But it’s not like the press are going to emphasize this in the campaign, or anything, having seen how dispiriting this was last time with McCain. I mean, McCain was a believer. Romney’s just a politician on the matter. So he should be fine. And start measuring for carbon-neutral drapes.