Mark Kirk changes mind on Cap and Trade position at GOP rally in DuPage County Illinois

I voted for it because it was in the narrow interests of my congressional district. But as your representative, representing the entire state of Illinois, I will vote 'No' on that bill coming up.”

— Mark Kirk

Like a cover-up that is worse than the crime, Mark Kirk's explanation for flip-flopping on controversial "cap-and-trade" legislation is worse than the flip-flop itself.

"I voted for it because it was in the narrow interests of my congressional district," Kirk said at a rally for his Senate campaign on Saturday. "But as your representative, representing the entire state of Illinois, I will vote 'No' on that bill coming up."

Cap-and-trade: Good for the North Shore, bad for Illinois!

Okay, this flip-flop deserves some kind of award for sheer ingenuity.

GOP Rep. Mark Kirk, a top-tier candidate for the 2010 Illinois Senate race, appeared before a crowd and got pelted by loud boos when he mentioned that he’d been one of a handful of GOPers who voted for cap and trade last spring.