...because every year, he brings us gifts that make us laugh, make us smile, and makes us shake our heads in wonder and amazement...
Of course, while Santa brings gifts of joy, New Jersey's junior Senator brings gifts of unmitigated stupidity. From Obamacare to tax hikes, from hate speech to racist Tea Party bashing to book signings at La Raza's national headquarters, Menendez is the gift of idiocy that keeps on giving.
And what does Menendez (D-Illegal Immigrants) have for us for Christmas? Why, it's a letter he wrote all by himself to Santy Claus, where, with child-like diction, he express concern that the North Pole might melt from the Heat Miser - aka "climate change".
December 23, 2010
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?
I want you to know that if you want to relocate to the beautiful state of New Jersey, I would be proud to assist you. But given the climate you are accustomed to, I will understand if you would like to relocate to the South Pole. Just be sure not to move to the Antarctic Peninsula or West Antarctic ice sheet, areas that are also experiencing rapid ice melt.
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.
Menendez reminds me of a certain British climate scientist, now famous for saying that snow would be non-existent in Great Britain by...2010. Fortunately, Menendez is up for re-election in 2012, so we'll get to pass judgment on his scientific predictions in real time.
Someone ought to tell Menendez that Santa ain't moving his workshop to New Jersey, no way, no how no matter how many taxpayer dollars he shovels into his sleigh. What are we, 48th out of 50 states in terms of business-friendly policies? His workshop would be out of business within the year, and the state would have hundreds of unemployed elves on their hands...
It appears as if Menendez (D-MoveOn) is as ignorant about economics as he is about climate science. But it's not surprising to see him writing to Santa Claus about it - after all, aren't liberals counting on him to pay for all of their social welfare projects?
I'll close with James Taranto's observation:
Does global warming exist? It exists as certainly as Santa Claus...