Scams die hard, but eventually they die, and when they do, nobody wants to get close to the corpse. You can get all the hotel rooms you want this week in Cancún.
Last year everybody raced to Copenhagen for the global-warming summit. Not nearly as many journalists showed up this year.
The only story there is that there's no story there. The U.N. organizers glumly concede that Cancún won't amount to anything, even by U.N. standards.
Last year, he joined Speaker Nancy Pelosi and dozens of other congressmen in taking staffers and spouses to the party in Copenhagen. The junket cost taxpayers $400,000. This year, they're all staying home.
The Senate's California ladies, cheerleaders for the global-warming scam only yesterday, can't get far enough away from Cancún this year.
Dianne Feinstien says she's not even thinking about the weather. "I haven't really thought about [Cancún], to be honest with you," she tells Politico, the Capitol Hill daily. She still loves the scam, but "no - no, no, no, it's just that I'm not on a committee related to it."
She's grateful for small blessings.
Barbara Boxer, who was proud to make global warming her "signature" issue only last year, obviously regards that signature now to be a forgery.
When the thrill is gone, the thrill is gone, as star-crossed lovers have learned through the ages, and when a scam collapses, it stays collapsed.
The thought is enough to warm hearts all across the globe.