FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 31, 2008
New McCain Ad on Global Warming
The ad can be viewed here:
"While this is not the dirtiest trick that the McCain campaign has pulled in the waning days of this election, it is certainly one of the most desperate and disingenuous. John McCain can't just throw on clean energy credentials like a Halloween costume. He has unfortunately abandoned what was once one of his signature issues in favor of solidifying support from the Big Oil companies who are still raking in record profits. Even if McCain had not abandoned his support for meaningful action on global warming, his plan is outdated and far inferior to that of Barack Obama.
"It is particularly outrageous that McCain would run this ad just days after his chief economic adviser denounced the landmark 2007 Supreme Court ruling that the government must take action on global warming--making the ridiculous claim that upholding the High Court's ruling would result in Soviet-style central economic planning. This is the same argument cooked up by polluters and ceaselessly advanced by the Bush administration, which has now unlawfully defied the High Court for over a year.
"The John McCain of yesterday--the one Barack Obama is shown referring to in this ad--would undoubtedly be ashamed of the John McCain of today for aligning himself with the richest polluting companies and the radical anti-science agenda of the Bush administration.
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