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You are here: Home News 2006 EDITORIAL: “Does hot air from politicians contribute to global warming?”

EDITORIAL: “Does hot air from politicians contribute to global warming?”

“Yes”. First in the obvious way (by placing special interests above the needs of the people) and second by using characterization and ambiguity that allows wiggle room after they are elected. This is accomplished after taking office, by using “all new” ambiguous explanations of what they REALLY meant during their campaign.

The spin meter fans will be on high speed this month; some researchers believe there may be periodic rolling blackouts of reason and integrity across the country. Local civic leaders are recommending stocking up on political awareness, petition forms, and those handy new flashlights that don’t need batteries. The Department of Homeland Security will remain on . . . whatever alert status they are usually on . . . blue, orange yellow, or whatever.

Since a great many politicians ran hard right or left to grab votes in the primaries, just watch them scramble for re-characterized talking points to capture the centrist vote (that they spurned in the primaries). I guess they think centrism is only good or bad depending on what their opponent is saying, what the poll results show, or what phase of the election they are in.

Just try and keep track of all the position reversals and re-characterized talking points so we can compile them for the “historical records”.

I know what you’re thinking; it’s mostly just hot air; but is it enough to affect global warming? Besides, there may be a cooling effect caused by public skepticism?

Okay, you got me there. So the weather forecast for late October and early November is really just going to be windy with many changes in temperature. The political warm front will be pushing against a public cold front, and still we can’t predict the political weather due to gerrymandering and special interests playing with the knobs on our TV with all that PAC money, along with a political center that is not yet fully formed.

What do we do now? Speak out, get vocal, and call or write your representative, senator and governor. For links go to www.uscentrist.org click on “Making a Difference” and go to “Your Government Now”. Or call the president.

The phone number at President Bush’s house is 202-456-1414. He may not be home but there are people that answer the phone. If you just want to leave a message, here is the comment line: 202-456-1111. Give him a call and tell him what you think needs to be done (be polite). Here is his web site: http://www.whitehouse.gov

Join the centrist movements that are popping up across America and ask your representatives to join with America and the Centrist Party; we need a government that makes sense!

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