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Mark Steyn: Copenwaitin’

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Posted on December 17 2009 9:25 am
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Aside from what Roger Scruton, in another context, calls the “totalitarian sentimentality,” what impresses you about the Copenhagen climate circus is the sheer incompetence:

With U.N. security letting in only those cleared last week, hundreds of accredited delegates, journalists and NGO representatives were left to stand for hours in near-freezing temperatures before being let through. “It was crazy,” AP’s Seth Borenstein said. “You couldn’t leave the line. You couldn’t go to the bathroom, you couldn’t eat. Then snowflakes started falling. One woman even said, ‘if lightning strikes me, would they take me out of line?'”

Read the rest at The Corner here.

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