William F. Buckley Jr. said a conservative is someone who stands athwart history, yelling stop at a time when no one is inclined to do so.
By this definition, Gov. Greg Abbott must be a conservative when he says he’s going to fight President Joe Biden on climate change at the same time General Motors announced it would switch to all electric vehicles by 2035.
Both Marathon Oil and Chesapeake Energy joined the oil majors in promising to reduce climate changing emissions. The private sector is far ahead of our politicians and isn’t inclined to listen to anyone yelling stop.
I wonder if we could interest the governor in some buggy whip stock.