I worry about a world where there actually are people this stupid. Via.
From the Department of Feigned Shock:
ConocoPhillips announced Tuesday that it is abandoning the U.S. Climate Action Partnership, a major coalition of corporations and environmental groups that’s pushing Congress to approve cap-and-trade legislation.
ConocoPhillips, the country’s third-largest oil company, said that the major House and Senate climate change bills would harm oil companies.
Here's the feigned shock: What?! Oh no!
Poor Big Oil. They're being harmed. We aren't, of course. Just them.
That was today's Quickie. I hope you'll still respect me in the morning.
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford faces ethics charges he broke state laws more than three dozen times by violating rules on airplane travel and campaign money, according to details of the allegations released Monday.
It's up to the state attorney general to decide whether to file criminal charges.
I wonder if he's seeking comfort and consolation from his "soul mate". Nah, that would be a bad move... nearly as bad as abandoning an entire state.
The State of Columbia newspaper also questioned whether Sanford properly reimbursed himself from his campaign cash. [...]
Four GOP lawmakers already have filed a resolution that would force Sanford from office because of "dereliction of duty," and the travel allegations play no part in that move. Their measure deals solely with Sanford's absence from the state, when he led his staff to believe he was hiking the Appalachian Trail while he was in Argentina.
And this guy continues to make decisions on behalf of his state.
A special House committee in South Carolina will formally consider an impeachment resolution against Gov. Mark Sanford for the first time next Tuesday, the Republican chairman of the committee told CNN Friday. [...]
The measure currently states that Sanford committed "serious misconduct" by secretly leaving the state in June without informing his staff or establishing a chain of command.
Harrison said "the game plan" is for the four Republicans and three Democrats in the group to finalize the language in the resolution before passing it on to the full Judiciary committee, which will then vote in January on whether the measure should be sent to the full House.
This is what happens when you abandon your state.
Don't cry for me Argentina....
UPDATE: More here. (H/t: Ady)
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