Reckless Endangerer Profile 1: Arlen Spector

Reckless endangerment… recklessly engages in conduct which creates a substantial risk of serious physical injury to another person. “Reckless” conduct is conduct that exhibits a culpable disregard of foreseeable consequences to others from the act or omission involved. …. 

Just yesteday, Senator Arlen Spector signed a letter to President George W. Bush criticizing the U.S. Bali delegation for its intransigence against any meaningful progress at the UN Climate talks. 

We write to express our strong disagreement with [the positions the delegation is advancing in Bali] and to urge you to direct the US negotiating team to work together with other countries to complet a roadmap with a clear objective suffiient to combat global warming. The United States must adopt negotiating positions … that are designed to propel further progress — not fuel additional delay. (letter in pdf)

Yesterday, Senator Spector signed that letter. Today, he joined 38 of his Republican colleagues (and “Democratic” Senator Mary Landrieu) as a Reckless Minority Endangererd America’s Future by blocking the Energy Bill from passage.  Yesterday, calling to “not fuel additional delay” in action on Global Warming. Today, casting the deciding vote on cloture on the energy bill that will preserve $billions of subsidies for oil companies and kill off the renewable energy funding and research provisions.

Knowing Reckless Endangerment?  Mr Spector. You’re a Lawyer. Please analyze this for US.

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