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Gov. Romney’s Flood Joke

In a loose comparison of President Obama to the legendary King Canute, who was expected by his courtiers to be able to turn back the tides, Governor Romney ended his acceptance speech by joking that the President wanted to slow the rise of the oceans and to heal the planet. The crowd of delegates roared with laughter.

Later, on “Meet the Press,” he told NBC’s David Gregory, “I’m not in this race to slow the rise of the oceans or to heal the planet.”

Here’s a take on this by climatesilence.org: [readon]