Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Blackburn: Won't Someone Please Think of the Boy Scouts?

One of the primary goals of the American Clean Energy and Security Act (besides creating a clean energy economy that spurs job growth) is to protect our planet for future generations by curbing the worst effects of global warming.

No one can accuse Rep. (Den Mom?) Marsha Blackburn (TN) of not thinking about the children. Her concern, however, may be misplaced. During debate on the issue of carbon offsets, which often involve planting new trees to offset carbon emitted by other sources, Ms. Blackburn brought up an interesting point: local offset programs may involve gardening opportunities for groups like Boy Scouts, which, in turn, may unduly burden community organizations.

Uh-oh. I think it's finally happening. We're having a...

PUNCHLINE OVERLOAD!

We like the Boy Scouts. We were the Boy Scouts. We know that our government must not strain our nation's precious Boy Scout resources...

So there you have it. Ms. Blackburn wants to deny an entire generation of Boy Scouts their much deserved Planet Saving, Economy Growing, and National Security Improving merit badges. How could she be so heartless...

We look forward to her introduction of the Strategic Girl Scout Cookie Reserve bill next week...

Ms. Blackburn clearly cares about the Boy Scouts. Her consistent support of destroying our wilderness demonstrates her commitment to keeping Scouts safe and sound in the Great Indoors...

Okay, have to save some of these cutting witticisms for the remainder of the marathon that is markup.