Already breathing easier…

So, it’s out already, the U.S. is going to reject most of what the Europeans and the rest of the world want to accomplish on the environmental front at next week’s G-8 meeting. But not to worry, Bush has his own plan. The U.S. takes this very seriously, his spokeswoman says. We’re going to lead the global charge towards limiting global emissions by the year 2050.

The modern definition of grand leadership: Take a problem that threatens not only the economy of every country, but the livelihood and perhaps lives of every person on the planet — and put it off for 43 years. Until you personally are dead. Until your kids are 70 years old, and really don’t have to worry much either.