Scott Bruun needs to decide which side of his mouth he's going speak from and then stick with it. He's giving me a wicked case of whiplash.
Earlier this year at a candidate forum, Bruun parroted the climate change denying talking points that likely came down from Camp Boehner: the "jury's out" on global warming, "we have no way of knowing" whether humans actually impact climate change, etc. You know the drill. Then Bruun proceeds to beat up on cap and trade calling it "dangerous policy" that will "cause a major tax increase" and "export millions of jobs".
This is quite a change from just two years ago, when Bruun filled out the 2008 Oregon League of Conservation endorsement questionnaire, bragging about all the awesome work he'd been doing in the Oregon Legislature with Rep. Ben Cannon to pass cap and trade for our state.
And oh by the way, Bruun lists Carbon emissions (cap and trade, other reduction efforts) on the OLCV questionnaire as the #1 environmental issues to emphasize in his campaign.
That's some whip around Bruun's got going there--about 180 degrees worth. Seems like an awfully big change of heart in just two years. Perhaps that's the price of selling one's soul to John Boehner.
(H/T: OLCV blog)