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  •  Mark Kirk has always been pretty solid (5+ / 0-)
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    on environmental issues. It'll be interesting to see if he maintains that in the Senate.

    When you triangulate everything, you can't even roll downhill...

    by PhilJD on Sat Dec 04, 2010 at 02:39:22 PM PST

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    •  The answer to that question is no (8+ / 0-)

      From TPM:

      Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL), who is running for President Obama's former Senate seat in 2010, just pulled off an amazing trick at a Republican event over the weekend: He said that he voted for the climate bill in the House, but would vote against it in the Senate -- and got the crowd to switch from booing to cheering him.

      "Let me say briefly about cap and trade. I voted for it because it was in the narrow interest of my Congressional district. But as your representative," Kirk said, then getting interrupted by booing. "As your representative, representing the entire state of Illinois, I would vote no on that bill coming up."

      Republicans that even acknowledged the existence of climate change lost in primary races, much less advocated carbon pricing and transition to low carbon energy. Mark Kirk was clever in distancing himself from his previous principled stands while in the House. Kirk cares far amount about power than principles and will everything the Republican leadership tells him to do to maintain party support.

      Be radical in your compassion.

      by DWG on Sat Dec 04, 2010 at 02:48:39 PM PST

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