Gingrich: "There Has to Be a Green Conservatism"
One of the most well-known faces in US conservatism, and a possible Republican nominee for president in 2008, called yesterday for conservatives to take action against global warming. In a debate yesterday in Washington D.C. with former Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, Newt Gingrich retracted his earlier skepticism on global warming and carbon emissions. Gingrich called on his party to step up their efforts and, in politico-speak, apologized for prior inaction, "I'm not going to stand up here and defend our failure to lead." Could this be the start of bi-partisan co-operation on the issue? We sure hope so. :: Boston Globe