Life in 2008

Dave Roberts interviews Doug Holtz-Eakin on April 21, 2008:

David Roberts: How urgent a problem is climate change in John McCain’s mind?

Douglas Holtz-Eakin: Senator McCain has a very serious sense of urgency about moving on [climate] legislation, directly from his hearings and his travel to Antarctica to the Arctic. It is augmented by the national security component. Given his strong beliefs on the need to make America safe, the idea that we’re sending $400 billion to nations where it is actively turned into financing for terrorists — and other nations who are simply not supportive of democracy — he finds that incredibly troubling.

The good news is that John McCain and Douglas Holtz-Eakin are still influential figures in Republican Party politics. The bad news, of course, is that they’ve both completely abandoned these views and never so much as attempted to justify the change.