Pierce takes down Huntsman over climate flip-flop
Published: December 23, 2011 09:50AM
Updated: December 7, 2011 10:34AM
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Republican presidential candidate, former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, speaks with the media after an interview on NBC's Meet the Press outside the NBC studio in Washington on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

This was too good not to pass along: Esquire political blogger Charles P. Pierce's takedown of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman over his flip-flop on the science behind climate change:

"People thought Donald Trump was embarrassing for promoting the birther nonsense. But nobody who doesn't put their brain in a jar by the side of the bed every night should ever take anything Donald Trump says seriously. Jon Huntsman, though, is a 'serious' man. It has been said by people who chart such matters that he is the most serious candidate in the Republican race. If you can be said to have a 'brand' while polling somewhere beneath the earth's crust, then Huntsman's 'brand' was the serious grown-up in the middle of the play-date gone terribly awry. And now, possibly because it looked like all the other whack-a-loon kiddies were having all the fun, Jon Huntsman appears to have signed onto the biggest wagonload of unscientific paranoid offal ever to come rolling down the pike."