The Great Climate Change Debate That Wasn’t

Now this article from the Washington Post is funny, no matter your political stripe:

Senator John Kerry and presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich held a debate yesterday on global warming. Senator Kerry was fully prepared to attack Gingrich’s supposed global warming skeptic stance, only to be completely surprised. With his first words at the podium, Gingrich conceded that global warming is real, is contributed to by humans, and must be dealt with actively.

From the article:
The warm and fuzzy Gingrich surprised Kerry, who jettisoned prepared remarks that accused the former speaker of “marching in lock step with the climate-change deniers.” Instead, Kerry found himself saying: “I’ve always enjoyed every dialogue he and I have ever had.” He added that “your statement is very, very important” and gushed: “I frankly appreciate the candor.”

The debate ended. They shook hands. Kerry put an arm around Gingrich. Gingrich put an arm around Kerry. For a brief but terrifying moment, they appeared to be on the verge of a hug.

[video: Akira Hakuta / Washington Post]

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