C’mon Joe, get with it. Even 96-year-old Queen Elizabeth understands the threat posed by the climate emergency.
She yanked the ceremonial guards stationed at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Tower of London due to the record-breaking heat. Those 1.5-lb. bearskin hats sure do retain the heat.
The Biden White House though is not a champion of decisive action, which is why the president’s approval ratings are in the dumpster.
Reacting to the latest torpedo fired by Senator Joe Manchin to sink the president's agenda (e.g., global warming plan), Team Biden just shrugged its shoulders.
The uninspiring White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre noted the president is in no rush to declare a climate emergency, which would allow him to ramp up renewable energy projects.
She did say a declaration of a climate emergency is “still on the table.” That’s hardly reassuring. The future of Biden's administration is on the line.
Jean-Pierre spoke as about a third of the nation (100M people) are living under heat warnings and wildfires are raging in 13 states. The iron has never been as hot to go bold on the environment.
But go-slow Joe is following the same script that he used when he dithered before agreeing to supply sophisticated artillery to Ukraine. His low-key reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision to kill Roe v. Wade infuriated his supporters.
Once again, Biden is out of step with the pulse of America. Nearly six-in-ten (58 percent) of us support the president declaring a national emergency on global warming, according to the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.
The nation wants action, not another photo-op of Biden, who visited a decommissioned coal-fired power plant in Massachusetts to somehow show that he is aware of global warming.
Does the president know the midterm elections loom? His inaction may contribute to the Democratic wipe-out in November.
A penny short…. Chris Lewis, founder of Team Lewis high-tech PR and digital marketing firm in San Diego, almost pulled off a miracle.
He advised Penny Mordaunt, UK trade minister, in her long-shot quest to succeed Boris Johnson as leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister.
A charity run by Lewis hosted a garden party at Westminster Abbey for Mordaunt on July 13. It featured plenty of food and wine and attracted journalists, politicos and Ukraine’s ambassador to the UK. Actors dressed in costumes of British icons such as Paddington Bear and Beefeaters entertained the crowd, according to the Guardian.
Lewis and Mordaunt co-wrote a book, “Greater Britain After the Storm,” about the UK post COVID-19 and post Brexit.
Trained as a journalist, Lewis rose to the managing editor slot at Associated Newspapers, parent of The Daily Mail.
He moved to San Diego with his family during the 1990s and launched Team Lewis, which has more than 500 staffers in 30 offices worldwide. He splits his time between the UK and the US west coast.
As the sole owner of the shop, Lewis paid himself a dividend worth about $900K in 2021.
Mordaunt was voted out in the race to lead the UK on July 20. The better-known foreign secretary Liz Truss squeaked past Mordaunt by a five-vote margin.
Truss and former chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak will now attempt to win support of the 180,000 members of the Conservative Party, which represents 0.2 percent of the UK's population, for the prime minister job.
Upon her loss, Mordaunt released a classy statement: “Politics isn't easy. It can be a divisive and difficult place. We must all now work together to unify our party and focus on the job.”
Keir Starmer, head of the Labour Party, will clobber either Sunak or Truss in a general election.
Familiarity breeds contempt. Former NYC mayor Bill deBlasio has mercifully ended his campaign for the newly redrawn 10th Congressional district that includes his Park Slope neighborhood.
DeBlasio must have assumed his universal name recognition would be his ticket to success in such a progressive district.
But nobody clamored for deBlasio to run either for the Democratic presidential nomination or the Brooklyn/Manhattan House seat. And not a single tear was shed when Bill decided against running for governor of New York.
DeBlasio simply wore out his welcome at City Hall. The 61-year-old is old news to an electorate looking for new blood in the Democratic party. We are looking at you 80-year-old Liz Holtzman, who represented the area from 1973 to 1981, and has mounted a comeback bid.
The former mayor’s Twitter concession announcement was the highlight of his aborted Congressional campaign.
He admitted making mistakes and best of all said he understands that “it is time for me to leave electoral politics.” Alleluia! The reality: He also ran out of political jobs to run for.
The only remaining question: Will deBlasio wind up at the BerlinRosen, SKDK or Global Strategy Group PR firm? Stay tuned.