VIDEO: One of the many reasons we should all dig Sen. Jim Inhofe

Posted by: ST on March 16, 2010 at 7:06 pm

Responding to The Goracle’s claim in a Feb. 28th NYT opinion piece that climate skeptics were a part of a “criminal generation,” Inhofe gave a speech on the floor of the Senate yesterday blasting both Gore and other global warming alarmists on their repeated false claims on data and their routine demonization of anyone and everyone who disagrees with them. And he did it using a priceless Weekly Standard cover (via Ed Morrissey):

The above clip is a short version of the complete speech, which you can watch/listen to in its entirety – or read the transcript, if you prefer – here. This, from the transcript, is classic Inhofe:

As a private citizen, Mr. Gore asked not to have to disclose his income and assets, as he did– as I do, as others do in this Chamber in his years in Congress and the White House. When he left government in 2001, he listed assets of less than $2 million, including homes in suburban Washington and in Tennessee. Since then his net worth has skyrocketed, helped by timely investments in Apple and Google, profits from books and his movie, and the scores of speeches for which he can be paid more than $100,000 …..a speech. I suggest now that price may be going down a little bit for Al Gore.

Mr. Gore’s spokeswoman would not give a figure for his current net worth, but the scale of his wealth is evident in a single investment of $35 million in Capricorn Investment Group. …..

It goes on and on. I ask unanimous consent to submit the rest of this for the Record because it is pretty good reading.

“Marc Morano, a climate change skeptic who was recently a top aide to [me], Senator James M. Inhofe, Republican of Oklahoma, said that what he saw as Mr. Gore’s alarmism and occasional exaggerations distorted the debate and also served his personal financial interests.”

I say don’t feel sorry for Al Gore. He is doing fine right now.

LOL. Make sure to read/watch the whole thing.

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3 Responses to “VIDEO: One of the many reasons we should all dig Sen. Jim Inhofe”


  1. Carlos says:

    “…served his personal financial interests.”

    Oh, really? Ya mean, he’s not doing this all because he’s such a clean, neat guy with a heart of gold?

    Well, knock me over with a feather!

    And you know his private jet jaunts are ok because it runs on water vapor, too.

    Actually, it probably runs on hot air – HIS!

    And, BTW, Algore, how’s the tobacco gig going now?

  2. Tom TB says:

    Al Gore will go down in history as one of the most effective fear-mongering hustler that ever lived. Senator Inhofe has redeemed the legislative body that the Gores Al sr. and jr. once served in!

  3. Kate says:

    Senator Inhofe is just highlighting the fact that laws are now being promulgated and based on skewed and outright deceitful data and unscientific conjecture. I am sure many of the D’s in the room were not listening.

    There really should be a larger debate going on in the scientific community as to what the data collected means and verify that it is correct since it seems there has been outright fraud committed under their noses. Let’s see if Senator Inhofe gets a response from old rollin’ in the climate scam dough Al.