Palin: Global Warming Not Man-Made

It’s common for the top and bottom of a presidential ticket to disagree about certain issues, but it’s a little bit strange for them to disagree about elementary facts. Part of John McCain’s “maverick” status, for example, is that even though he now opposes his own climate change bill his website still says things like “John McCain will establish a market-based system to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, mobilize innovative technologies, and strengthen the economy.” Sarah Palin, by contrast, says of global warming “I’m not one though who would attribute it to being man-made.”

This is perhaps a problem with picking a running mate you’ve never met.

Presumably McCain disagrees, though I’d be hard-pressed to trust the judgment of someone who denies basic scientific realities just because its bad interest-group politics in an oil state.