Monday, July 9, 2007

RFK, Jr.: AGW skepticism is 'treason'

Those to attended or tuned into the Live Earth show held at Giants Stadium in New Jersey were treated to a variety of exhortations from the CoGW. Most striking were the words of ├╝ber-environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., who apparently was let out of his padded cell briefly for this event. Newsday reports on his opinion of AGW skeptics, particularly the ones serving in the U.S. government:
"Get rid of all these rotten politicians that we have in Washington, who are nothing more than corporate toadies," said Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the environmentalist author, president of Waterkeeper Alliance and Robert F. Kennedy's son, who grew hoarse from shouting. "This is treason. And we need to start treating them as traitors."
Last I checked, the penalty for treason is still death. I suppose that's perfectly fine with RFK, Jr. and his friends, who have long valued animals over people.

Yes, yes, I know. He wasn't really talking about treason against the United States, but rather treason against Gaia.

Regardless of Kennedy's motivations, I wonder if Mr. Gore is willing to endorse the opinions expressed by his invited guests.

UPDATE: I see in this NY Times article that Gore was smart enough not to allow Kennedy's remarks to be televised. The vast majority of celebrity exhortations were more along the lines of Cameron Diaz' advice for the ladies to turn off the shower while shaving their legs.