The politicization of science has been in the news quite a bit lately.
The thing is, this cuts both ways. It’s not just Republicans, no matter what the Bad Astronomer says. Al Gore is running around saying the seas are going to rise ten times more than even the most ambitious models predict; the greens are very eager to blame every disaster on global warming while anything that supports the Nanny State is trumpted as though proven fact.
In fact, as Radley Balko pointed out, the exiting surgeon general, who is complaining about the politicization of science happily trumpeted an obesity death figure he knew to be garbage while telling us a whiff of second hand smoke would give us lung cancer.
But then again, that’s in a good cause. And as we’ve found out, lies, distortions and evasions are only bad when they support conservative positions.