Palin fires back at Schwarzenegger over climate comments

Sacramento BeeDecember 16, 2009 

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin shot back at California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Tuesday night for saying that her calls to boycott the United Nations climate talks were "nonsense" and that she was one of those global warming skeptics still living "in the Stone Age."

"Why is Governor Schwarzenegger pushing for the same sorts of policies in Copenhagen that have helped drive his state into record deficits and unemployment? Perhaps he will recall that I live in our nation's only Arctic state and that I was among the first governors to create a sub-cabinet to deal specifically with climate change.

"While I and all Alaskans witness the impacts of changes in weather patterns firsthand, I have repeatedly said that we can't primarily blame man's activities for those changes. And while I did look for practical responses to those changes, what I didn't do was hamstring Alaska's job creators with burdensome regulations so that I could act 'greener than thou' when talking to reporters."

What forum did she choose to issue her response? Her Facebook page, of course.

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