I've been AWOL for some time, thanks to a combination of good research/writing mojo and the distractions of the election. Today I was reading a blog about Senator Joe Lieberman's future and his possible "punishment" for supporting McCain, and happened to notice that one of his chairmanships is this one: Chairman of the Senate subcommittee on Private Sector and Consumer Solutions to Global Warming and Wildlife Protection (under the committee on Environment & Public Works). You'd think this might be a body with some interest in greenwashing and such, but they are not THAT interested; their last posted hearing is November, 2007. Given that, I'm all for replacing Joe with someone who might actually do something. After all, if the new President wants to empower and engage individual action on the important issues of our time, this subcommittee might want to get up to speed.