Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Shimkus Also Dreads Real Words

As an update to yesterday's committee roundup, Progress Illinois has posted video of (and tore apart) Rep. John Shimkus's opening statement.

While we highlighted Mr. Shimkus's epic fear of yesterday's hearing (which he hid quite well), Progress Illinois made a great catch:
SHIMKUS: When we breathe in, we breathe oxygen. When we breathe out, we breathe out carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is not a toxic emittant [sic].
So besides exhibiting a vague understanding of climate science, Mr. Shimkus has taken to inventing new words to describe his imaginary concerns. In other words, there does seem to be a certain misguided logic to his methods.