It was widely reported this week that President George Bush ended his farewell statement to world leaders attending the G8 Summit to address pollution with:
“Goodbye from the world’s biggest polluter.”
Then he punched the air while grinning widely.
Yes. “G8 Summit on Pollution”, “World Leaders”, in the same sentence with “Goodbye from the world’s biggest polluter”, “…punched the air”, and “…grinning widely.”
I’m not sure that’s an acceptable way to end a weekly meeting of the frat house, but the G8 Summit of world leaders on world-wide pollution?
There are descriptions of other world leaders looking on in shock, and expressing surprise at the President’s joking about the U.S.’s pollution.
Unfortunately as of 14 April 2008, he should have stopped bragging that we are tops in this category. I do hope someone helps him get his facts right. Otherwise, he might embarrass us.
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Today that EPA announced it will not act on regulations to address greenhouse gas emissions during the remainder of Mr. Bush’s Presidency, contrary to a Supreme Court ruling requiring this and the EPA’s own decision last year.