Thursday, April 12, 2007
Cafferty: Arnold & "tree huggers"
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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says California is making environmentalists sexy and mainstream, not tree huggers and weird fanatics. Do you agree?
I don't care. I want our technology and can't wait to get it. I'm excited about quiet cars that don't poison me, pulp mills that don't poison me and a country that would rebuild the South with at least one solar cell. Also, I like Arnold and he's married to a pretty Kennedy. -Bob

Women are sexualized enough in our society as it is. Let's try making environmentalism appealing to people by showing them data, truth, and science instead of sex. Let's stop using our bodies, and start using our voices to get our messages heard. -Marilee, Radford, Virginia

Actually, most people (particularly the young) have such a short attention span for most pertinent issues, it makes good sense to make environmentalism "trendy." The danger is that the trend may produce T-shirts, bumper stickers and posters which will one day choke a landfill somewhere, and it probably won't be in California. -Ralph, Rochester, N.Y.

At least someone in a position of power is willing to do something regarding this issue. Sexy or not, it's good to have an environmentalist heading the 7th largest economy in the world. The rest of your apathetic generation needs to wake up and smell the roses before all they can smell is smog. -Chris, Bettendorf, Iowa

California makes everything seem weird. It is the state of origin for weirdness. The governator has not changed any conceptions in that respect. -Charles, Malvern, Arkansas

What does it mean if the White House lost up to thousands of e-mails sent on a private e-mail system?
Jack, Simple, it highlights their stupidity, sleaziness and incompetence from the top and all the way down the food chain. There are a couple of simple solutions, but, no one who can do anything cares. The solutions are IMPEACH, FIRE and charge if necessary. -Ron, Florida

It sounds very much like the gap in the Watergate tapes. One wonders, as Congress finally implements its long unused oversight powers, what other missing documents and other questionable activities will come to our attention. -David, Long Island, N.Y.

It means they are lying and have something to hide. They are so used to a Congress not using their oversight responsibilities that they were careless. Now they have to cover their tracks and eliminate the incriminating evidence. -Lani, Berwyn, Pennsylvania

Next they'll say Barney the Dog ate them. -Dan, Louisville, Kentucky

Lost e-mails mean someone with a deep throat will point them out. -Jonathan, San Rafael, California

Will the firing of Don Imus have any long-term effect?
As long as Al Sharpton is commanding the air time he gets from the major broadcast and cable channels, I doubt it. Where is he when a black woman falsely accused white college students of rape? He said nothing! He is a racist who ranks with the KKK. -Philip, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

I think the Don Imus situation will become the "wardrobe malfunction" of the shock-jock and shock-tv genre. No doubt there are many people who are incensed by Imus' racist remarks and support his being fired, and yet at the same time, have no qualms about watching a show like "American Idol" where people are regularly demeaned and embarrassed by a nasty judge in front of a national television audience. -Howard, New York

What he said was wrong, no question, but I feel we threw the baby out with the bathwater. -Don

Sure... Imus will move to Sirius or XM, and his listeners will move with him. It will speed up the demise of analog radio, which is already circling the drain, and reinforce satellite radio as the choice for people who don't want their listening controlled by hysterical, hot button issue Yes Men. -Hugh, Huntsville, Alabama

No, there will be no long-term affect of Imus's firing cause we won't talk about the things we need to talk about such as racism, and how we treat each other. -Annie, San Diego, California
Posted By Jack Cafferty, CNN Commentator: 4/12/2007 05:58:00 PM ET | Permalink
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