Obama Administration Taps Former President Bush as Lead Negotiator for Climate Talks in Copenhagen


Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Carol M. Browner announced on April 1st that former president George W. Bush will lead the U.S. negotiating team this December at the UN COP15 climate talks in Copenhagen

Some journalists fainted upon hearing the announcement, one reporter was rushed to the hospital, suffering what hospital officials termed “acute disbelief shock syndrome,” and others could only gasp an astonished what the…?”

The venerable and unflappable Helen Thomas, who has served in the White House press corps since the Kennedy administration, was the only reporter with the mitts to ask Browner how the Obama administration had come to such a decision:
“Did someone drink the kool-aid?” asked Thomas. “Isn’t it a bit… counterintuitive to choose someone that has championed… well, I’m not quite sure what Bush has championed exactly… but what gives? Aren’t we concerned about climate change anymore?”

“Now more than ever,” replied Browner, “And that is exactly why the choice of Bush as lead negotiator in Copenhagen makes perfect sense.”

Responding to the puzzled look on Thomas’ face, Browner extemporized, “People change. And like the common burglar that mends his ways and consults with former would-be victims on how to avoid danger, Bush is just the man to lead the U.S. at the negotiations in Copenhagen. If anybody can spot another delegation obfuscating or obstructing progress, it’s George W. Bush.”

When asked for comments on his recent appointment, Bush told reporters that since leaving office he’d become “a new man.”

“I suppose I wasn’t too keen on the sciences of global heating before,” said Bush, “but I’m new perspective-wise. James Hansen is my hero and I’m ready to do something about it,” adding, “I’m the negotiator. That’s my job.”

Tom is the founder, editor, and publisher of GlobalWarmingisReal.com and the TDS Environmental Media Network. He has been a contributor for Triple Pundit since 2007. Tom has also written for Slate, Earth911, the Pepsico Foundation, Cleantechnia, Planetsave, and many other sustainability-focused publications. He is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists

2 responses

    This is wrong on so many levels, such as W’s:
    Lack of experience, especially scientific.
    Lack of intellectual capacity.
    Lack of ability to understand complex subjects.
    Lack of ability to articulate a concept.
    Lack of ability to think critically.
    Lack of ability to listen responsibly.
    Lack of respectability.
    Lack of honor and integrity.
    Lack of time as he hopefully will be defending himself in a war crimes trial.
    Oh wait.. THAT’S why he’s been named to this post – to protect him. Hmmm…

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