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October 31, 2014

Grijalva Does His Best Bill Nye

Arizona Democratic Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva got all science guy during the recess, dropping knowledge about his problems with the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline:

“You don’t have to be a congressman in a borrowed lab coat to do the math,” he asserts in this three-minute chemistry lesson, saying job-creation estimates of up to 250,000 jobs are way off, according to a recent study by Cornell University.

Together with his “able assistant” Adam, he encourages people to “go get yourself some tar sands. Invite your neighbors over” and conduct your own experiments to see how difficult it is to clean up a potential tar sand spill.

Whew.

Coincidentally, I’m not actually a journalist. But I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night …

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