01 Jun '11, 5pm
Chris Christie: A 'Green' GOP Presidential Candidate for 2016?
the hypocrisy of Chris Christie -- the New Jersey governor who claimed he'd be the state's no. 1 clean energy advocate then went on to support dirty fuels and gut funding for renewables -- I received some interesting pushback in the comments and from other bloggers. His reasons for pulling out of the state cap and trade were valid, the rational conservationist argues: Christie said that the price wasn't high enough for the program to work effectively, and he's right on. Elsewhere, smart greens are saying that since he didn't abandon his commitment to fighting climate change altogether, he may simply be waiting for the fervently anti-science Tea Party hysteria to subside -- in order to run for president as a principled, moderate, and forward-looking "green" conservative candidate in 2016.