HUCK TOUTS ZEC!….Over at ThinkProgress, they’re highlighting the fact that both Fred Thompson and Mike Huckabee don’t believe in global warming. It turns out that’s not quite fair: they both cravenly evaded Katie Couric’s question (“Do you think the risks of climate change are at all overblown?”) by pleading ignorance, but they didn’t outright deny that climate change is real. So that ruined the post I was planning to write on this subject.

However, it turns out I got something better. Mike Huckabee, believe it or not, has by far the most spectacular energy conservation plan of any presidential candidate in history, Democrat or Republican. Here it is:

I think we ought to be out there talking about ways to reduce energy consumption and waste. And we ought to declare that we will be free of energy consumption in this country within a decade, bold as that is.

That is bold! I sure hope his plan for getting to ZEC (zero energy consumption) doesn’t have something to do with the end times.

Bonus question: what are the odds that Couric followed up on this howler? Slim or none?

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