Saturday, November 28, 2009

Meet Carol Browner, White House Energy
and Climate Change Czar

"A neon green extremist who headed the Environmental Protection Agency from 1993-2000" is how Carol Browner is introduced in Michelle Malkin's book, Culture of Corruption. Browner also served as former Senator Al ManBearPig Gore's legislative director. So yeah, she's got the proper creds and connections for the job. Malkin says she's also one-half of a "prototypical Washington power couple." Together with husband Tom Downey, the couple were lobbyists for Dubai Ports World--the United Arab Emirate-owned company that unsuccessfully sought to take over operations of six major U.S. ports. It goes without saying that the woman is a multi-millionaire as a result of her work with the lobbyist company. So much for Obama's sweeping pledge against evil lobbyists in his administration, since as we know, exceptions to that campaign promise started on Obama Administration Day One.

"Sucked back into the beltway swamp"--that's how Malkin describes Browner's re-entry into the White House scene. On 15 Dec 2008, Obama named Browner to the position of Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, another of Obama's czar-appointments that requires no Senate confirmation. Could she have been confirmed by the Senate if necessary? Probably, considering the culture of corruption in Washington these days, even though Browner was a major player in overseeing the destruction of EPA computer files at the end of her term, a brazen violation of a federal judge's order requiring the agency to preserve its records. The account of Browner's destruction of federal records is chronicled and documented in Malkin's book. Her excuse when confronted with her order given to an agency technician to purge her files: she explained that she was "cleaning the hard drive of computer games" and that her work computer contained no work-related material. No wonder when asked by reporters about the hacked Climategate emails, her initial reply was a shrug.

Not only is she a millionaire lobbyist, but Browner is also a socialist, a member of the Commission for a Sustainable World Society (CSWS), which is a formal organ of the Socialist International. Don't look for her on the Socialist International website, however, since her picture and biography was scrubbed from the website as soon as she was tapped by ObamaTeam for his administration. What is Socialist International? According to the Washington Examiner, the group is "an influential assembly of officials from across the international community whose official Statement of Principles describes an agenda of gaining and exercising government power based on socialist concepts." Translation: by appointing Browner to the White House post, Obama clearly shows, to those who care to read the tea leaves, that he endorses a radical socialist agenda for his administration's environmental policy.

Look for more from this woman during the upcoming Copenhagen Conference, December 6-19.

Update. Oh hooray. Our Climate Czar, the one who says the science of global warming is "settled," has a B.A. in English from the University of Florida. And, naturally, she also has a law degree--from the same place. Yep, she has great creds to be Obama's Assistant for Energy and Climate Change.

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