I wasn’t really planning on posting much today but this story was just so ridiculous that I had to. In the lamest political stunt evah, New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez wrote a public letter to Santa apologizing that man made global warming was destroying the North Pole. I’m serious.
Dear Santa Claus,
I am writing out of concern, because you may have to move from the North Pole due to the dramatic melting of Arctic sea ice. The Navy’s chief oceanographer says that by the summer of 2020 the North Pole may not have summer ice and other scientists project that an ice-free Arctic is possible as soon as 2012!
Scientists overwhelmingly agree that polar ice is melting because of greenhouse gas pollution and I am working hard to reduce these emissions. But there is probably nothing we can do in time to save the North Pole. I am worried about your safety and your ability to deliver billions of Christmas gifts if the ice cap on the North Pole no longer stays frozen all year. What will happen to your house, your workshop, the elves’ houses and your reindeer barns?…
Please know that I will work to mobilize the U.S. federal government to assist when you relocate. I am sure we can both agree that on a warming planet, we need to do all we can to save Christmas.
This just seems to be a really really stupid idea right before Christmas. Using Santa for political purposes on Christmas Eve is dangerous business that’s sure to land him on the naughty list. Oh wait, his Obamacare vote probably did that already. Because let’s remember Santa, unlike Obamacare supporters, actually likes children.