“When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) is preparing a national clean energy policy that would be implemented on a regional basis. According to the Clean Energy Report:
Landrieu said the policy would “not [be] a mandate, not an agency in charge, but a goal, a standard, and [the states] would have to reach it.”
The “goal” is needed, Sen.
Dumpty Landrieu, says, because:
Besides high gasoline prices, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and climate change issues are fresh in the public’s mind, even though a minority “doesn’t think climate change is real,” she said.
Were Sen. Dumpty the Queen of Hearts instead, one can easily imagine her shouting “Off with the deniers’ heads!”