Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Palin: It Depends On What Your Definition Of "Denial" Is

As we wrote earlier today, Sarah Palin is at it again, writing in the Washington Post that "we can't say with assurance that man's activities cause weather changes."

And yet somehow, inexplicably, Palin continues to deny that she's a denier. Even better, she does so with the sort of tortured logic that would make high school debate coaches across the coutnry bang their heads against a wall.

Responding to Al Gore's critique of her factless attack on climate science, Palin writes (on Facebook, of course, because science denierism on Facebook is super hip):
He’s wrong in calling me a "denier." As I noted in my op-ed above and in my original Facebook post on Climategate, I have never denied the existence of climate change. I just don’t think we can primarily blame man’s activities for the earth’s cyclical weather changes.
That's brilliant! So instead of contradicting thousands of scientists who tell us that the planet is warming at an alarming rate, she's merely contradicting thousands of scientists who tell us that it's our fault that the planet is warming at an alarming rate.

Of course, given Palin's recent penchant for stretching the truth, this latest illogical pretzel is merely a footnote...

UPDATE: Here's an excerpt of Al Gore on MSNBC today.

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