Dan Winslow, former Legal Counsel to Gov. Romney and newly-elected Republican State Representative, was sworn into office earlier this month. He continued demonstrating, this time to his Facebook fans, that he is the smartest sixth-grader ever, especially in his new class, the House of Representatives.
During last week’s snowstorm he poked fun at his legislative colleagues by tweeting the threadbare joke that any winter storm disproves the theory of global warming:
I’m not making this up: just received word from the House Committee on Global Warming that Wednesday’s meeting postponed due to snow storm.
What a riot he is. When the former occupant of his House seat, now-Senator and fellow Republican Richard Ross tweeted back, hinting that Winslow might want to make it clear that he was only joking, he grudgingly complied — “A joke gents.” But then he quickly rejoined the global warming sceptics by reciting their faux-modest epistemological confession:
Although I do not have enough information to know whether the reported warming is a result of natural causes, manmade causes, or both.
Somebody who hadn’t served as Mitt Romney’s acolyte might not have been so keen on scoring points against his colleagues so early and in such a hackneyed way.
And somebody who didn’t have enough information about the causes of global warming probably wouldn’t have sought and received the endorsement of the Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters, either. Unless of course he had served as Mitt Romney’s acolyte.
PS – If you’re interested in an explantion of why extreme winter weather is consistent with the theory of global warming, the Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters has posted one.