Friday, May 8, 2009

What do You Think of Global Warming Now, Gov. Palin?

I really want to make a joke about this, but unfortunately, it affects us all.  Gov. Sarah Palin was scheduled to attend the White House Correspondent’s Dinner in DC this weekend.  Sadly, she had to cancel because heavy winter snows followed by unseasonably high temperatures have made Alaska a poster child for global warming.

Because of a climate disaster, global warming skeptic Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) has been forced to cancel her attendance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. The Wall Street Journal reports that an “unusually warm spring thaw in Alaska is causing some of the state’s worst flooding in decades, with rising rivers wiping out an entire village and bombarding another town with ice chunks as big as houses”:

Gov. Sarah Palin on Thursday was scheduled to fly over the stricken areas after canceling a planned trip to the East Coast for primarily state business. The governor on Wednesday had declared a disaster for the flooded areas, including the Susitna River, which runs through her hometown of Wasilla near Anchorage.

Ice chunks as big as houses?  That’s rough.  I feel for the folks of Alaska. 

Let’s hope this incident will make the good Governor think about head-from-ass removal surgery.  While it’s not a terribly expensive procedure, she’ll probably expense it to the state regardless.

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