Is there a political angle to the wildfires raging through Southern California?
You betcha – at least according to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who said global warming is at least partly responsible for the blazes.
"One reason why we have the fires in California is global warming," the Nevada Democrat told reporters, emphasizing the need to pass the Democrats' comprehensive energy package.
Pressed by astonished reporters on whether he really believed global warming caused the fires, he appeared to back away from his comments, saying there are many factors that contributed to the disaster.
Is there any disaster or bad thing, for that matter, that is not brought about by global warming?