What else do we expect from a newspaper that has neglected to even consider the other side of the climate change debate? How can we be surprised when a piece is published in the pages of The Guardian frothing at the mouth at the prospect of either Rick Santorum or Mitt Romney becoming president of the United States?
(Santorum) is less green than his rival, and decidedly nuttier when it comes to climate change…
No wobbling of that sort from Santorum — he’s an out-and-out denier…
It so happens that Santorum has a well-paid consulting deal for Consol Energy, a big coal-mining and fracking company, but he was a dirty-energy shill long before he got that gig…
Paul is just about as wacky on climate change as Santorum.
There is some serious hate here for Santorum. Just imagine the vitriol he’s in for when the left start attacking him on his open Christian faith (and Romney for his Mormonism for that matter).
Aside from the disgustingly vulgar tone, there is a valid point made. Neither Romney nor Santorum will lift a finger to reduce carbon dioxide emissions (kind of like Obama). I don’t have a problem with that, but of course the left is furious.
Mitt Romney has expressed qualified concern about climate change over the years, and then vacillated about how much of it is human-caused and whether we should try to do anything about it.
But Santorum’s an equal-opportunity fossil-fuel lover. “Drill everywhere” is his philosophy when it comes to oil…
“It’s the largest natural gas found in the history of the country, the second largest natural gas field in the world! It’s under Pennsylvania, and we are drilling, baby, drilling. Everywhere.”
Fact: people need energy. Santorum gets that.
Here’s a bit that a real journalist would have provided a bit more context for, rather than just slurring.
Santorum made a point of announcing his presidential candidacy this spring near the coalfields where his grandfather worked — so that’s your first clue as to how he feels about the dirtiest of all fossil fuels.
I actually listened to Santorum’s speech in Iowa yesterday, and these coalfields don’t just represent energy to him. He spoke of how his grandfather left for the US from fascist Italy and worked for a future for his family. For Santorum, the coalfields have sentimental value, but you wouldn’t know that from reading The Guardian.