Right about the same time a group of renegade llamas were running amuck in Arizona, another bit of crazy was happening in DC, where the Inmates Are Running The Asylum.
Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma, the chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, brought a snowball into the Senate to prove that human activity isn’t causing climate change.
Inhofe began his speech with the snowball at his side, but removed it as he began to speak, and said:
“I ask the chair, you know what this is? It’s a snowball, just from outside here. So it’s very, very cold out. Very unseasonal. Mr. President, catch this.”
Inhofe tossed the snowball to Republican Senator Bill Cassidy, who was presiding over the Senate at the time.
Inhofe is a virulent climate-denier — which makes his position of power on U.S. climate policy in the newly GOP-controlled Senate — all the more ridiculous:
“I’m not a scientist, and don’t claim to be.”
Then sit down and be quite, But, he didn't; he then cited a forty-year-old Newsweek article — whose author is annoyed by the way climate change deniers are using his work — archaeological evidence, and passages from the Bible to disprove the claim that “somehow man is so important that he can change [the climate].”
I think Inhofe spent too much time scouring the Capitol grounds for snowballs and had a brain-freeze.