Nancy Pelosi Spin's Michael Griffin's Words
Nancy Pelosi does an amazing job of selective quoting during a press conference on Capitol Hill recently. Here's what she said:
Just listen to the president's own NASA administrator, Dr. Michael Griffin, what he said yesterday, "I have no doubt that a trend of global warming exists. I'm not sure that it's fair to say that it is a problem we must wrestle with." This is a very well educated scientist. Why would he say such a thing?
Now let's read what the REAL quote was.
"I have no doubt that a trend of global warming exists. I am not sure that it is fair to say that it is a problem we must wrestle with. To assume that it is a problem is to assume that the state of Earth's climate today is the optimal climate, the best climate that we could have or ever have had and that we need to take steps to make sure that it doesn't change. I guess I would ask which human beings — where and when — are to be accorded the privilege of deciding that this particular climate that we have right here today, right now is the best climate for all other human beings. I think that's a rather arrogant position for people to take."
*Sniff sniff sniff* Do I smell bulls#$% coming from the Speaker's office?
Also, Rich Karlgaard sniffs out Global warming bias/snobbery in the AP/New York Times