Hey, remember that guy David Jenkins we were snickering about a few days ago?
Looks like Andrew Revkin has asked him a few questions. For what it's worth (approximately nothing), he does have a few good things to say; e.g.:
I would agree that the Republican Party has been hijacked. I maintain that it is being unduly influenced by what I call “pretend conservatives.” These are the radical libertarians that dominate right-wing talk radio and outlets like Fox News. If you listen to people like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck you cannot really find any traditionalist conservative ideas in their world view.
The policies being peddled by these folks reflect a live for today-let me do what I want mentality that has nothing to do with the conservative notion of protecting the interests of future generations. Their support for fiscal restraint is primarily due to their desire to starve and weaken the federal government, not to protect our children and grandchildren from debt. Otherwise, they should be able to recognize the fiscal stewardship and environmental stewardship are equally conservative. Their energy and environmental views promote waste, pollution, and overdependence on finite resources. Is there anything less conservative than waste?
Of course, he hastens to show you why he works for a group called Republicans for Environmental Protection:
I personally would call them liberal, because their attitude reminds me of the liberal “if it feels good do it” mantra of the 1960s, only the vices are different.
Yeah. Smoking a little weed and having premarital sex are Just Like™ killing the planet.