‘Global Warning My Gluteus Maximus’ Says Palin
You knew this was coming.
Alaska is experiencing insane weather anomalies. Last year Southcentral Alaska had its snowiest winter on record. This year, it’s the longest snow season, at 231 days and counting. So it’s not surprising some idiot on Facebook is going to pipe up and say, “Still believe in ‘global warming?’”
But I actually didn’t expect to hear it from Sarah Palin, even though she’s repeatedly earned the title of Alaska’s newest village idiot.
Palin, you see, during her very brief tenure as Alaska’s governor, not only acknowledged climate change, but actually tried to do something about it.
In 2007 Palin actually created a climate change subcabinet. And it wasn’t just for show. They even had an “Immediate Action Plan” for the communities most at-risk from sea level rise, loss of sea ice, erosion and other climate related issues. Here’s what she had to say then:
It’s easy to forget, because her “bridge to the future” became just another “bridge to nowhere” when her successor and former Lt. Governor Sean Parnell killed the sub cabinet as soon as she left.
Perhaps when confronted with this extreme weather anomaly in her home state, she’s claiming credit for one of the few things she did right as governor, and being a voice of reason in the GOP, with experience to back it up?
For Palin, that was then, and this is snow.
The Palins, like all of us here in Alaska, are getting sick of winter. Understandable. This unusual weather is starting to affect normal springtime activities, like graduations. It’s making most people even more fearful of climate change, and what it may mean than we usually are.
Yesterday, Sarah Palin put this status update, along with a picture of her youngest daughter Piper on her Facebook page. There she stands on the shores of a very white and frozen looking Lake Lucille. Emphasis mine.
One last blast of Alaska winter today, hopefully? This is what “Grad Blast” means in Alaska! We’ll move our graduation b-b-q indoors and watch the mini-blizzard from ’round the fireplace. (Global warming my gluteus maximus.) Congratulations to this year’s graduates all across America. Job well done. Now the real job begins.
The plight of rural villages washing into the sea, the thinnest sea ice in recorded history, and a state which is the canary in the coal mine of climate change, be damned.
This doesn’t exist. Know why? L’il Piper’s golden Uggs got snowy, so we’re gonna take this day of family celebration and use it to slam those libruls, and scientist and their lyin’ schemin’ ways. What’s the fate of Alaska and the nation, when getting 50,000 likes is at stake?