Re: “A snowball’s chance” (Off the wire, 3-3).
I welcomed The Washington Post piece criticizing Sen. James Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, and his latest circus act. The editorial, however, did not go far enough.
Inhofe is an anti-environment ideologue, and his presence as chair of the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee renders impotent what should be a role of vital importance. That it is even possible, in these times, for this man to hold such a position reveals the depth of irrelevancy to which the 114th U.S. Congress has sunk.
The debate about whether global warming is real and fueled by humans should have ended years ago, when we still might have been able to put the genie back in the bottle. That time is now past. And we continue to dither on, electing “public servants” who at best obstruct and at worst are leading us down the road to our demise.
If government of the people, by the people, and for the people is true, then Inhofe is our fault, and we should all be ashamed.