Wednesday, March 21, 2007

GOP Litmus Test

Kevin Drum caught this: Republican House leader John Boehner
"would have appointed Rep. Wayne Gilchrest to the bipartisan Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming -- but only if the Maryland Republican would say humans are not causing climate change, Gilchrest said.

"I said, 'John, I can't do that,'" Gilchrest, R-1st-Md., said in an interview. "He said, 'Come on. Do me a favor. I want to help you here.'"

Gilchrest didn't qualify. Neither did Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, a research scientist from Maryland, or Michigan's Rep. Vern Ehlers, "the first research physicist to serve in Congress."

Only idiots need apply.

What is wrong with today's Republican Party?

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