Fred Thompson, Soon-to-Be GOP Candidate, on Climate Change

While the Democrats' dream candidate resists calls to quit his day job and return to politics, it looks like future Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson is already establishing the kind of science credentials popular (despite some late promises to the contrary) in the current White House:


Some people think that our planet is suffering from a fever. … NASA says the Martian South Pole’s ‘ice cap’ has been shrinking for three summers in a row. Maybe Mars got its fever from earth. If so, I guess Jupiter’s caught the same cold, because it’s warming up too, like Pluto. This has led some people, not necessarily scientists, to wonder if Mars and Jupiter, nonsignatories to the Kyoto Treaty, are actually inhabited by alien SUV-driving industrialists who run their airconditioning at 60 degrees and refuse to recycle.

We would have told him not to, but Thompson has already quit his day job, in which his lines were also fictional and scripted. The joke does beg the question however: which planet does he live on?

: : Thompson's Blog at ABC Radio, via New York Times; : : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report

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