Republicans for Environmental Protection (REP) today released its first Congressional Scorecard, rating Republican members of Congress for their votes and leadership on critical energy, public lands, air, and water legislation during 2005. (The Scorecard is on line at http://www.rep.org/2005_scorecard.pdf.)
The REP scorecard is a Republican-only scorecard that will allow the public to see which of their GOP Members of Congress are providing responsible environmental leadership.
Congressman Sherwood Boehlert (NY-24th) received the highest score in the House of Representatives with a score of 108. Senator Lincoln Chafee (RI) earned the highest score in the Senate with a score of 87.
In the House, other Members who earned outstanding scores include Jim Saxton (NJ), Michael Fitzpatrick (PA), Michael Castle (DE)
"We are proud of our Republican lawmakers who scored well. They are leading the way on blah blah blah..."
What a scam!
I mean what does it really matter when you throw a few crumbs to the environmentalists by voting for some piece of doomed legislation when you turn around and support the radical right wing when the votes are close? The fact is Castle is a rubber stamp and an enabler of people who claim there is no such thing as global warming. The sad part is, a great many democrats are taken in by this kind of transparent PR stunt.