Colorado Republicans "Snicker" At Gore, Science
Colorado Republicans, looking for a way to knock Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Bill Ritter's stance on global warming, found time to "snicker" at Al Gore.
According to Denver Post columnist Dan Haley, Ritter said that if elected he'd hire an advisor on global warming. That led a supporter of opponent Bob Beauprez to joke about "the hiring of Al Gore."
Added Beauprez spokesman John Marshall: "There will not be a global warming czar in a Beauprez administration."
Perhaps this is what we should expect from some Republican circles -- laughing at Gore and making fun of his pet issue, global warming.
After all, President Bush laughed at Gore's documentary, An Inconvenient Truth. And lobbyists for ExxonMobil created a parody video to belittle Gore and make fun of global warming.
For what it's worth, Ritter is leading Beauprez by 7 points in a recent Wall Street Journal/Zogby poll. Maybe Ritter (on behalf of Gore and science) will wind up having the last laugh.