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December 9, 2009
Imagine if Climategate were about cancer research
Let's thank Roy W. Spencer for a Climategate analogy that hits like a lead balloon.
What if the intercepted emails uncovered medical researchers discussing the fudging and hiding of cancer research data, and trying to interfere with the peer review process to prevent other medical researchers from getting published? There would be outrage from all across the political spectrum. Scientists behaving badly while the health of people was at stake would not be defended by anyone.Imagine if a big pharma company were caught doing these things? Or an auto manufacturer. Or any one of another private enterprises and the indignation of the president would be profound. But not Mr. Obama. He is a little man. To be intellectually honest requires strength of character, honesty and integrity.
So why should it be any different with Climategate? Unnecessary restrictions on (or price increases for) energy use could needlessly kill millions of people who are already poverty stricken. Cancer research affects many of us, but energy costs affect ALL of us.
This White House spumes forth only spineless spin.
East Lansing, MI