Rand Paul’s Copenhagen rant and other election notes | Grist
Climate and energy issues barely registered in this month's primary coverage, but Rand Paul (son of Ron) saw fit to take on the Copenhagen climate talks after becoming the Republican Senate candidate in Kentucky last night.
"We have a president who went to Copenhagen and appeared with Robert Mugabe, Hugo Chávez and others -- Evo Morales -- to apologize for the Industrial Revolution," he said. "These petty dictators say that to stop climate change it's about ending capitalism. The president, by attending Copenhagen, gives credibility and credence to these folks, and he should not go."