Saturday, December 15, 2007

Please let there be video of Baird's Saturday performance in Bali

It might be a nice little ad to run in the next federal election:
After a failed attempt to block an agreement, Canada found itself isolated at the Bali conference Saturday and grudgingly accepted a new accord to set a target of 25 to 40 per cent for cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions by wealthy countries by the end of the next decade.

Environment Minister John Baird spoke against the ambitious target, but found himself virtually alone. Only Russia supported him – so he withdrew his objection, sparking a lengthy burst of applause from other countries. (emphasis added)
That's the price of "leadership" says Baird, putting lipstick on this pig of a performance. Canadians will have to decide if this is the kind of leadership they're interested in, won't they?