An Inconvenient Non-Truth at the State Department

At today’s State Department briefing, a reporter commented that the room was freezing and spokesman Sean McCormack made a joke about, Is that my responsibility? People laughed. Later another reporter commented on how cold the room was. When the cameras pulled back, there seemed to be a dozen people in a room big enough for 1-200.

Let’s call this what it is: sick. We’re told to reduce our reliance on oil, we’re told that the polar ice caps are melting; and here are some of the supposedly most-knowledgeable and empowered people in the world making jokes about too much air conditioning. Times like this I wish Al Gore was president.

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