Graham: Screw Earth Day!

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It’s still not clear when we might see a climate and energy bill from John Kerry (D-Mass.), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.). Kerry is still saying, “We hope next week.” But it won’t be on Earth Day, since Graham wants to make sure everyone knows this ain’t no dirty commie environmental legislation.

“We don’t want to mix messages here,” Graham said yesterday. “I’m all for protecting the Earth, but this is about energy independence.”

Seems like most Senate watchers are expecting the bill on Wednesday. I’m not sure how much Graham’s hippie-bashing desires are fulfilled by introducing it a day early, but if that’s what it takes to get this thing rolling, so be it.

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