Re "McClintock: a voice in dissent" (Capitol & California, Aug. 3): I think The Bee article got it all wrong. Tom McClintock has brilliantly faked out everyone. No true conservative can embrace the cause of climate change denial. This position is antithetical to everything conservatives believe. It doesn't take a brain surgeon to know that failure to combat climate change will have even more severe impacts than the devastation we experience today. What happens when future droughts, wildfires, flooding, tornadoes and hurricanes become more frequent and severe?
Tom McClintock knows. The future president, from either party, will fly to the scene of devastation. When the people cry out for relief, the president will assure them that the presidency and the federal government will come to the rescue. The presidency will be strengthened, the federal government will expand, taxes will increase and regulatory schemes will flower.
Tom McClintock: closet liberal.
-- Harold Ferber, Elk Grove