Wednesday, July 09, 2008

unsurprisingly, cheney interferes again

This report, that the office of de facto Vice President Dick Cheney, prevented the Director of the Center for Disease Control from discussing the possible damage to human health from climate change in her testimony before Congress, is interesting.

But completely unsurprising of course. The VP and his tight little office operation have already shown their willingness to browbeat other parts of the Administration from saying things that Cheney disagrees with. Climate change and energy are just particularly frequent targets of the Cheney truth squad.

The White House of course defends itself from such interference by claiming the science is unclear and all that. Which of course does not stop it from asserting confidently that science it and its supporters like is crystal-clear. Such as the physics behind shooting bullets with bullets in the ongoing porkathon known as missile defense...

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