Bending To Reality

Sometimes a story lede is so striking and self-explanatory that any further commentary just distracts from the obvious:

After 16 years of trying to marry their party’s support for drilling and climate change denial with environmental protection, Republicans for Environmental Protection is dropping the word “Republican” from its name.

‘Nuff said.

But below is a reminder of the days when it was easy to be green–and Republican.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.