In his first term, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich led the nation in criminal investigations and number of gas guzzling SUVs escorting him on out-of-state trips.
Today, our environmentally sensitive governor blasted the president of the United States for not warming up to global warming and touted his record of eliminating greenhouse gases despite the cross-country battalion of Chevy Suburbans.
SPRINGFIELD - "The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of the United Nations has just reconfirmed what we already know â€“ that global warming is upon us. The global community is acknowledging the problem and here in Illinois, despite inaction by President Bush, we have begun to address it.Yes, the Governor has started to eliminate greenhouse gases. He no longer takes corporate jet trips like this, because the people who made it possible have been indicted.
"Last fall, I announced a new global warming initiative to combat global climate change that builds on steps we're already taking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Illinois Climate Change Advisory Group I created will begin its work this month to recommend strategies to cut greenhouse gases statewide.