Rich Galen

So, after Obama's speech - which drew few kudos - I, C, and B were in a meeting. Sheriff Obama heard about it and, spurs a-jingling, threw open the swinging doors of the saloon and invited himself into the card game.

Who's the cowboy now?

One hundred and ninety two nations meeting for two weeks came up with what USA Today described as:

a three-page document called the Copenhagen Accord in which rich nations, including the United States, agreed to cut emissions of greenhouse gases.

Chief White House apologist David Axelrod, again according to USA Today, "called the agreement a 'great step forward' in a long-term negotiation. 'Nobody says that this is the end of the road,' Axelrod said."

Axelrod sounds like he is describing Dorothy, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion starting out on the Yellow Brick Road en route the Emerald City to see the Wizard.

Who do we think the phony-baloney man behind the curtain is in this incarnation?

According to the NY Times - not exactly the Fox News of the publishing industry:

"The most tangible outcome of the climate agreement announced here Friday turned out to be cash … The accord calls for the establishment of the Copenhagen Green Climate Fund to support immediate action to help curb emissions and to help communities adapt to the effects of global warming."

How much? Up to $100 billion PER YEAR.

So, we have a health care bill that does nothing to improve health care but costs over $800 billion and a global warming agreement which compels no country to do anything to reduce greenhouse gasses at a cost of $100 billion per year.

It's not so much "All flash, no substance." Obama should take note of that Texas saying, "All hat, no cattle."

Rich Galen

Rich Galen has been a press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich. Rich Galen currently works as a journalist and writes at