11/01/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Sarah Palin: Cause of Global Warming 'Kinda Doesn't Matter'

In the continual stream of open-mouth-insert-foot sound bites from Sarah Palin's interview with Katie Couric is this latest tidbit:

"I'm not going to solely blame all of man's activities on changes in climate because the world's weather patterns are cyclical, and over history we have seen changes there. But it kinda doesn't matter at this point in the debate what caused it. The point is it's real; we need to do something about it."

Well, kinda, it does matter. Because knowing and caring about the cause of a problem help us determine the solution—whether it's climate change or anything else that affects our country. Right? Not that this is the first time Palin has proved herself to be cavalier about environmental issues, which she's changed her position on before.

You can see the video here. The climate change remarks are about four minutes and 30 seconds in, but before that, Palin and McCain have a segment about "Drill, baby, drill" that's worth checking out for anyone who's missed it.