WASHINGTON (AP) -- Governors pushing alternative energy development are not shying from coal, a major culprit in global warming but also a homegrown energy source and an economic lifeline for many states.What on earth are these fools smoking? Oh, yeah, I forgot - campaign contributions.
Leaders of coal-rich states say clean-coal technology is a must. Governors from states without coal want more evidence the technology works.
My uncle Buck, the famous northern Wisconsin philosopher once described a disease new to medical science. He named it "rectal optilitis." The principal characteristic of this debilitating disease is that your optic nerve gets crossed with your rectal nerve and you get a shitty outlook on life. It seems that the governors have collectively caught this disease and its going to influence all of us.