Village Idiots: Quotes from the Swamp

08-33 Chronicle; PatriotPost.US This just in: “In the course of several campaigns, I started to believe that I was special and became increasingly egocentric and narcissistic.” —John Edwards  “You cannot beat me up more than I have already beaten up myself. I have been stripped bare.” —John Edwards **“Isn’t stripping bare how he got into this mess?” —New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd

From the Global Village: “What is happening in the South Caucasus is part of the U.S. Republican Party’s election campaign.” —Russian State Duma Speaker Boris Gryzlov with a wild “wag the dog” theory

Control everything: “Scrap national allocations and place a single global cap on greenhouse gas emissions, applied ‘upstream’ —for instance, at the oil refinery, coal-washing station and cement factory. Sell permits up to that cap in a global auction, and use the proceeds to finance solutions to climate change—accelerating the use of renewable energy, raising energy efficiency, protecting forests, promoting climate-friendly farming, and researching geoengineering technologies. And commit hundreds of billions of dollars per year to finance adaptation to climate change, especially in poor countries. Such a package of measures would allow us to achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.” —Oliver Tickell, author of Kyoto2, on how to combat a predicted four degrees of global warming