Things I wish weren’t true

A quote from Don Young, Alaska’s sole representative to the US House, on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

“This is not an environmental disaster, and I will say that again and again because it is a natural phenomenon. Oil has seeped into this ocean for centuries, will continue to do it. During World War II there was over 10 million barrels of oil spilt from ships, and no natural catastrophe. … We will lose some birds, we will lose some fixed sealife, but overall it will recover.”

Oh sweet lord! He’s finally lost his mind.