Shortest nonsense of the week
Posted by Danny Morris on October 17, 2008
Sorry guys, I’m a little slow. Here’s a McCain nugget from Wednesday night:
…clean coal technology is key…
McCain has support on this one too, namely from Obama. Everyone loves clean coal these days. It was brought up in all three Presidential debates and the Vice Presidential debate as well. Joe Biden got himself in trouble for saying Obama was against it. Now’s he’s shoveling it with everyone else on the clean coal train, which presumably looks like this:
BUT, the smoke is clear, anti-bacterial, and has the slightest hint of lemon.
Sorry kids, but there is no such thing as clean coal. Three out of four candidates probably know this already, but they are going to keep advocating it because America has a ridiculous amount of coal and it plays well in the heartland. I normally don’t get riled up about this sort of pandering, but talking about coal in the context of reducing greenhouse gas emissions is annoying and silly. John, Barack, stop being silly please.