Mark Udall is a green politician in a world that is going to turn ugly for green politics.
Tonight, CBS News ran an uncritical piece on shale oil development in Colorado. At no point did it mention that Mark Udall and John Salazar were trying to deep six the technology. It was a positive piece.
The ugly truth is that four dollar a gallon gas, going to seven dollar gas is a deal breaker. Mark Udall's politics are too idealistic. He wants the public to go from an economy of plenty to an economy of poverty. That might be possible over a long period of time. It is not possible over a small number of years.
Another CBS story that has the potential to impact Mark Udall is the California fires around Big Sur. If there are fires of that magnitude in Colorado, Mark Udall will have to answer for his refusal to allow thinning, mountain roads, and fire breaks.
We will be writing tomorrow about a fraud on the public by IPCC editors. We won't call them scientists. If the public begins to understand that the IPCC has been manipulating the global warming science, every politician who has bet his career on global warming may find himself doing something else.
Finally, we discovered that Mark Udall wants to have it both way on water. He spoke to the Colorado Livestock Association Convention. About six minutes in, he announces that he opposes the use of Arkansas water by Aurora, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo. In the next sentence he pays homage to prior appropriation of water rights. In short, he favors protecting the water rights of everyone except the people in those three cities.
It will be interesting to see if time runs out before the public becomes aware of how anti-public Mark Udall's policies are.