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Posted by on Dec 13, 2007 in Politics | 2 comments

One Good Thing

For the second installment in this occasional series (do two installments a series make?) … we draw your attention to Steve Benen, who gives props to John McCain for the latter’s comment about global warming during yesterday’s (by all reports, exremely boring) GOP debate:

John McCain actually had a really good answer about climate change: “Suppose that climate change is not real, and all we do adopt green technologies, which our economy and our technology is perfectly capable of. Then all we’ve done is given our kids a cleaner world. But suppose they are wrong. Suppose they are wrong, and climate change is real, and we’ve done nothing. What kind of a planet are we going to pass on to the next generation of Americans? It’s real. We’ve got to address it. We can do it with technology, with cap-and- trade, with capitalist and free enterprise motivation. And I’m confident that we can pass on to our children and grandchildren a cleaner, better world.” Republicans will probably hate this, but he’s right.

Steve’s not a Republican-lover, not by a long shot, and he has taken McCain to task on other issues, including torture. But Steve recognizes a heroic stand when he sees one, regardless of party or politician. And for that, he gets the “One Good Thing” Award of the Day.

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