Chris Mooney at the Intersection follows up the earlier rumours about there being a mention of a meeting between Dubya and ‘award-winning journalist’ / technophobic-thriller author Michael Crichton. He bought the book in question, and posts a quote to confirm the rumour…Bush did indeed have a pow-wow with Crichton, and the pair were in total agreement that global warming:
“…is an unproven theory and that the threat is vastly overstated.”
So, not only is Bush a liar, refusing to tell the truth about his real beliefs to the people he is elected to serve, but he is willing to take advice on such issues from someone who is almost utterly unqualified to give it. I can’t say I’m surprised, but I am fairly appalled.
But not as appalled as I’ll be when the inevitable MSM stories refer to Crichton as a ‘science fiction author’. Never let it be said that I don’t have my priorities straight.