Alex Massie

A Rare Question To Which The Answer Is Actually Yes

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Paging John Rentoul and Oliver Kamm for this exception to the general rule that most questions asked in the press are best answered in the negative. Here's Eliot Spitzer  - or, as Radley Balko puts it, "disgraced former tyrannical prosecutor Eliot Spitzer" - flying this beauty:

After reading the Gettysburg Address, does the idea of a carbon tax to finally move us away from an oil and old-energy dependence that is fouling not only the Gulf of Mexico but our entire climate, foreign policy, and economy seem so outrageous?

Why, yes it does! If, that is, it's the Gettysburg Address that acts as the clincher, whatever the other merits of a carbon tax.

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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