This is o.t., but of interest to some.
Could the environment be an issue? Republicans have a strategy.
"GOP split by environment strategy
Talking points rile moderates as party looks to fight with Democrats
Gannett News Service
March 23, 2004
WASHINGTON -- Republican House leaders are warning their members that
"Democrats will hit us hard on the environment" this election year.
Their advice? Tell voters that global warming has not been proved,
that there are no clear links between air pollution and childhood
asthma and that America's rivers and lakes aren't nearly as polluted
as the Environmental Protection Agency says they are.
Moderate Republicans fear the "talking points" in a memo from the
House Republican Conference could make their party appear indifferent ..."