- The most recent edition of High Country News takes a jaundiced look at our green as a dollar bill governor. Editor John Mecklin finds exactly the right description (of Schwarzenegger with Tony Blair) in his editorial.
It was a typical Schwarzenegger performance, by which I mean to say it was charming and, as is too often the case with the telegenic former Terminator, unrealistic. Discounting asteroid and comet strikes, there are two primary threats to humanity’s existence: nuclear war (which Schwarzenegger will have no chance of addressing outside the four corners of a movie screen) and global warming, which he could address, but is instead using as the set for his latest politico-cinematic feature, Arnold Against the Hotness.This supports the longer cover story: "Hydrogen Highway Revisited" which provides a does of reality.
Once more, someone has to be calling the Governator on his slick promotions before he promotes us all into oblivion. It is a role that is perfectly suited for the Green Party if only the GPCA were willing to be the vehicle for this effort. We all saw what the California Nurses Association did with Arnold. I believe that the Green Party should be making a similar effort to take him to task for promoting policies of ecological collapse while touting his own green-ness.
The list of failures waiting to happen increases with every new challenge he faces.
- Water solutions that will destroy the delta.
- Cap and trade system for CO2.
- Maybe a new forest fire control policy for Tahoe (yet to be specified).