The administration has stated that Bush won’t attend, and certainly isn’t going to let EPA Administrator Christine Whitman run amok with so many European environmentalists. Instead, the U.S. will be represented by Undersecretary for Global Affairs Paula Dobriansky–the equivalent of sending a Washington Monthly intern to interview the president. Dobriansky was previously the host of an international affairs show on Paul Weyrich’s National Empowerment Television and a senior vice president at the Council on Foreign Relations. Hoping to join her are presidential hopefuls Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.), and self-styled environmentalist Sen. James Jeffords (I-Vt.), along with environmental foes Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) and Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho), who attended the international climate negotiations at The Hague in 2000.
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