Global warming is driving Rick Santorum crazy

Following Rick Santorum on the campaign trail for Slate, Dave Weigel declares that Santorum is "really swinging for the fences on global warming denial." Weigel thinks that's smart in Michigan, and maybe that's true in a purely political GOP primary, but still…he's sounding strange. And the strangeness seems to be escalating: 

We're not here to serve earth. Earth is not the objective. Man is the objective. (Saturday)

I trust YOU, not the ravages and uncertainty of what earth is going to do as we leave it alone. (Sunday)

CO2 is a pollutant? Tell that to the plants. CO2 is a pollutant? Tell that to the plants. CO2 is a pollutant? Tell that to the plants. (Monday)

But Mitt Romney doesn't sound much saner. Rall has a theory:

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Who are these guys? 

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  1. Brian

    I’m glad you’re paying attention. To the extent you’re able, it’s a public service. I just can’t read about or listen to or watch these stump mechanics anymore. Hell, after Sarah Palin my knees are still wobbly. Unless a miraculously rational third party appears soon, Obama is far easier on my plundered senses.

    February 28, 2012
  2. HID driving Lights

    You raise a lot of questions in my head; you wrote an excellent post, but this post is also mind provoking, and I will have to think about it a bit more; I will return soon.

    April 2, 2012