Sunday, April 11, 2004

Kerry: Environmental Extremist?

Republican National Committee Hack Chairman, Marc Racicot, told reporters
that a Kerry proposal to raise fuel-efficiency standards on cars and light trucks enough to produce a fleet average of 36 miles per gallon by 2015 would cost 450,000 jobs nationwide and 105,000 in Michigan alone.

Kerry policies on hunting and recreational use of federal lands also put him out of step with Michigan voters, the campaign chairman said.

"He's incredibly environmentally green," Racicot said. "Environmental extremism is not something that the people of Michigan are going to support."
A Kerry spokesman noted that "Since George Bush has been president, Michigan has lost nearly 300,000 jobs."

"He will proceed in such a way as to bring the economic recovery to a screeching halt," Racicot told campaign workers at the headquarters in Southfield, a suburb of Detroit.

Although, if I recall correctly, our last "environmental extremist" president actually created jobs.