What a moron…

Harry Reid is evidently an amateur scientist, along with being an amateur-level politician. As fires rage in nearby Southern California, forcing over 500,000 residents to flee, Ole’ Harry decided to inject a good dose of politics in a completely nonpolitical situation.

Worldnet Daily reports…

harryreid.jpgHEAT OF THE MOMENT
Global warming to blame for fires, says Harry Reid
To astonishment of reporters, Senate majority leader makes link
Posted: October 23, 2007

Is there a political angle to the wildfires raging through Southern California?

You betcha – at least according to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who said global warming is at least partly responsible for the blazes.

“One reason why we have the fires in California is global warming,” the Nevada Democrat told reporters, emphasizing the need to pass the Democrats’ comprehensive energy package.

Pressed by astonished reporters on whether he really believed global warming caused the fires, he appeared to back away from his comments, saying there are many factors that contributed to the disaster.

I should hope so.

In fact, just a casual look at most news accounts reveals that the fires have strictly non-environmental causes.

The causes of the different fires raging throughout the state varied, with a fallen power line believed to be the cause of a blaze in Malibu and arson blamed for a fire in Orange County that torched 6,000 hectares (15,000 acres).

Apparently the senator has lost his marbles, but Nevadans like me who have kept an eye on him know that he lost his marbles several years ago.

Indeed, a recent poll shows that his negatives among Nevadans have crept over 50% (to 51%), and his approval rating is at an all-time low of 32%, 2 points lower than President Bush’s statewide approval ratings.

Get on the ball, Harry, and don’t let your eagerness to make everything political get in the way of what’s left of your credibility. We all know that global warming had nothing to do with these fires. And the thing is, you probably do, too. It just didn’t stop you from running your mouth.