We won this election for the President, and we deserve to have the next Supreme Court nominee, we deserve to be heard, we deserve to have our policies implemented.
We now have approximately 30 states where there are 40 different proposals on limiting greenhouse-gas emissions. The worst thing in the world for business in this country is a patchwork quilt of regulations and standards. They want one standard. That's when they can make the kind of investment that will get us where we need to be.
There is a great deal of concern about this seeming attempt to couch everything in religious terms. We're not a narrow-minded nation, and at least some of the people trying to define the Republican Party are coming off that way.
The Republican Party has never been this narrow, litmus-test type party. We can disagree on an issue like choice or stem cell research and not be an enemy or a bad person. We need to get away from this approach that we see more and more today, that you can't be a good Republican if you don't believe certain things in a certain way.
I emphasized to members of the European community that I continue to be as optimistic as the president that, working constructively with our friends and allies through international processes, we can develop technologies, market-based incentives and other innovative approaches to global climate change.