Thursday, February 09, 2006

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.
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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.


Mileah said...

He didn't need to be sworn in??? WTF? I guess the GOP didn't want to worry about any lying to Senate charges in the future.

larkohio said...

Gonzales did not want to be sworn in, because he could be held accountable for what he said. Very simple.

Were Brownie and this guy friends, or what? Why would you say you graduated college when it can be checked so easily? Why didn't they check?

Karen Zipdrive said...

They don't check because they don't care.
Bush rewards those who have served his cause loyally.
From FEMA's Brownie and his horse judging job to this NASA punk with his high school diploma, it just doesn't matter.
If Bush considers the constitution, "just a goddamned piece of paper," you think he cares about the veracity of a buddy's resume?
Bush doesn't have to care.
Example: I sent the NY Times article about Bush muzzling the climate expert on global warming to neo-con Clyde and he said he still doesn't believe Global Warming exists.
Then he actually said the glaciers in Antarctica are melting because, "it's summer in Antarctica."
With stupidity like that running rampant, it's no wonder Bush gets by with his horseshit.

Sarah Letnes said...

I mourn the opportunities I so casually pissed away by not helping out the Bush campaign.

MJ said...

If he had been sworn in he might have had to acknowledge that there are "other programs" (in addition to the NSA eavesdropping) the president has authorized.

Did anyone else catch his telling answers like "Not under this program, no."

Karen Zipdrive said...

I caught that phrase, MJ.
No follow up questions, though.
Do any of the Democrats actually have law degrees or trial experience?
Someone needed to grill the sweaty little bastard, medium well!

Lulu Maude said...

Aw, the admin wants to make swearing in voluntary, like industry compliance with environmental standards...

dusty said...

I watched them argue about swearing him in. The Dem's didn't fight too damn hard really. Its all partisan..every inch, every word spoken..its tow the party line except for a few in each party.

Your right KZ, no one seems to have any experience at grilling someone who obviously needed to have his feet held to the fire.

dusty said...

oh holy shit..i just read what you said about Clyde..LMAO..he is kidding right? He doesn't believe global warming exists?

Karen Zipdrive said...

Nope, he's not kidding.
In fact, just today he sent me an e-mail, all excited because it's snowing in the Northeast.
He thinks that's evidence that Global Warming is a liberal red herring.