Guest essay by Eric Worrall
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says the “Farting Cows” blunder was not her fault.
AOC blames aide for ‘farting cows’ Green New Deal document
by Jerry Dunleavy
March 30, 2019 03:53 PM
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., blamed an unnamed aide for the document that was sent out to the media and posted on her congressional website during the disastrous February rollout of her Green New Deal climate plan.
"I definitely had a staffer that had a very bad day at work," @AOC said in response to a question about her controversial #GreenNewDeal FAQ that mentioned "farting cows"— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 30, 2019
She labeled it a "working draft" that was released too early by said staffer.https://t.co/ea17ZG48nx pic.twitter.com/vLoHFt9faA
But the rollout hit an immediate snag: a confusing six-page Green New Deal FAQ document that had also been sent to the media by Ocasio-Cortez’s office and posted on her website.
Among other things, it proposed providing “economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work” and called for “a full transition off fossil fuels and zero greenhouse gases.”
“We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast,” the Green New Deal FAQ document read.
The Green New Deal FAQ document which contains the embarrassing farting cows reference;
I think it is kindof sweet that AOC seems to have forgiven whichever unnamed staffer inadvertently helped make her Green New Deal look like such an amateur effort.