Boy, was Schwarzenegger aces on climate change! Jeff Goodell at Rolling Stone rues a lost opportunity:
Until the story about his out-of-wedlock child broke yesterday, Schwarzenegger seemed preparing himself for a new, high-profile role in the energy and climate fight, perhaps as the head of a think tank or advocacy group. Now, who knows? The script now requires an suitable interval for penance. It pisses me off that Schwarzengger's personal life is getting in the way of his larger, and far more important, public mission. But that's the way things go in America. It's so much easier to gossip about Arnold's sins than face our own "“ like the fact that we are cooking the planet with fossil fuels.
Arnold admits to a deception of stunning proportion and Goodell is pissed that people are clucking over that instead of lashing themselves for their fossil fuel dependent lives. Seriously.