Saturday, December 19, 2009

Jim Inhofe gets cool reception in Denmark.

I love it when ridiculous American climate change deniers step away from their Fox News platform and into the real world. When they get there, they are often surprised by the reaction of journalists, as they are so used to being taken seriously by nutcases like Hannity.

This happened yesterday to the father of climate change deniers, Jim Inhofe, when he flew into Copenhagen to tell the world that there was no such thing as climate change and that it was all a grand hoax.

At a sparsely attended news conference he was rounded on by the European press, or at least by the very few who bothered to attend:

But Inhofe’s aides eventually rustled up a group of reporters, and the Oklahoman — wearing black snakeskin cowboy boots — held forth from the top of a flight of stairs in the conference media center.

“We in the United States owe it to the 191 countries to be well-informed and know what the intentions of the United States are. The United States is not going to pass a cap and trade,” he said. “It’s just not going to happen.”

A reporter asked: “If there’s a hoax, then who’s putting on this hoax, and what’s the motive?”

“It started in the United Nations,” Inhofe said, “and the ones in the United States who really grab ahold of this is the Hollywood elite.”

One reporter asked Inhofe if he was referring to California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Another reporter — this one from Der Spiegel — told the senator: “You’re ridiculous.”

With that he slunk back to the US.

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