More Bush Blunders
Dr. James Hansen, NASA's leading authority on global warming, was being muzzled by another of the Bush administration's buddy-boy appointees.
It seems little Georgie Deutsch, a 24-year-old with a padded resume, worked as a bigwig in NASA's public affairs office. His chief job was standing between Dr. Hansen and the media.
Hansen gave a speech in early December, calling for stronger efforts to reduce industrial emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases linked to global warming.
After his speech, he told a New York Times reporter he was threatened with "dire consequences" if he continued to call for aggressive action.
On his résumé, young Deutsch claimed a 2003 bachelor's degree in journalism from Texas A&M, but the university said that was untrue. An Aggie Blogger found out about that.
Though the kid had virtually no expertise in anything having to do with NASA or climate, he did a heckuva job on Bush's campaign and on his inaugural committee, so he got the plum assignment with the space agency.
Deutsch has now resigned in disgrace.
Want to learn more?
Check out: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/29/science/earth/29climate.html?ex=1139634000&en=c6317a609114adbd&ei=5070
You know by now that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was not sworn in at his recent FibFest before the Senate, right? Yeah, the GOP majority voted that he didn't need to be sworn in.
Can you imagine what the media would have done to those baseball players, had they refused to be sworn in during their Senate hearings on steroid use? But then, that was baseball and I guess Bush wanted to hear sworn testimony in that instance.
Two more reasons to loathe this fascist regime.