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Mizzou: No Greenhouse Gas Caps

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RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, on Saturday there's a college football game at 3:30 in the afternoon. It's an annual game. The Mizzou Tigers against the Kansas Jayhawks. This is a real rivalry. It is a real border war. It has roots. Normally this game is played at night, but this year the two teams are not really going anywhere so they've moved the game to 3:30 in the afternoon. I think it's being played at "Airhead" Stadium in Kansas City. But I want to talk to all of you in Kansas right now. Because if you care about your country, everybody in America roots for Mizzou on Saturday afternoon, and here's why: "The University of Missouri is opposing federal legislation that would put caps on its greenhouse gas emissions because those limits would cost millions, UM System President Gary Forsee said in a letter to federal lawmakers."

He has said this in a letter to federal lawmakers. "'Given the impact of such unattainable increases on the university's already hard-pressed budget, we urge you to oppose these bills or ensure that specific exemptions are included,' Forsee wrote in the letter, sent to Missouri's entire congressional delegation. Cap-and-trade legislation already passed in the House and passed out of the Senate Environment Committee this month. The bill would require industries to limit greenhouse gas emissions in a phased-in process starting in 2012 and running through 2050." I have friends that live in Kansas, and I know that they are going to overwhelmingly support Mizzou Saturday afternoon.

This is a gutsy move for Gary Forsee to make, because colleges all over the country basically beg for money. They beg for money. Even if they've got a successful football program they're out there begging for money, and who do you beg for money from? Members of Congress. Yet Forsee is putting his university and the state (and even the country) ahead of what might otherwise be a personal pursuit to go out and make a deal to get some money here. This is a really gutsy and courageous move. Now, I don't want to say too much about it more than I already have, 'cause I like Gary Forsee and I don't want to harm his reputation by having it be said that I know him and went to school with him and really like what he's doing here. I guess I just did.

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RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, let me clarify one thing: For those of you liberals out there listening to the program -- and you know who you are, and we know who you are -- we know you're there. I just want it known I did not consult Gary Forsee nor did he consult me before writing his letter to the Missouri congressional delegation asking them to stop cap and trade. I had no idea he was doing it until I saw the news story.

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