cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
That is what the U.S. Senate has been called, more often than not by senators who are full of themselves...the world's greatest deliberative body.
Where were our senators when the health care vote 'goodies' were being handed out?
Copenhagen can relax a bit following the two-week fiasco that was to produce the actual substance that the UN has pursued for years. And, Copenhagen can begin to count up the costs in terms of 'carbon footprint'.
President Obama is in Copenhagen working his magic with speeches. There seems nothing he is unable to accomplish that a speech won't cure.