In a new Washington Post op-ed, Sarah Palin uses the climate-gate scandal to question "politicized science" and the role it will play at Copenhagen.
Palin acknowledges that climate change is real, but claims its causes are not clear and the costs associated with proposed emission reduction policies, prohibitive.
In his inaugural address, President Obama declared his intention to "restore science to its rightful place." But instead of staying home from Copenhagen and sending a message that the United States will not be a party to fraudulent scientific practices, the president has upped the ante. He plans to fly in at the climax of the conference in hopes of sealing a "deal." Whatever deal he gets, it will be no deal for the American people.
.... Americans should be wary about what comes out of this politicized conference. The president should boycott Copenhagen.
Whatever your view, it's clear that questioning this Copenhagen trip is far more appropriate than the partisan slams greeting Obama's last trip to Copenhagen, when he pitched Chicago's cause for the 2016 games.
Mercifully, most 2012 prospects didn't take that route. Huck, Pawlenty and Romney encouraged the Olympics trip (Newt slammed it, and some conservative commentators took odd delight in the United States losing the bid).
As Lucifer has been lamenting for many millenniums of regret: Pick your battles wisely.
This is a better battle for Palin to pick.