Monday, November 03, 2008

Has Bush Been Good For Science?

You're kidding, right?

No, I'm not the one making that claim, but the current (and outgoing) President's Science "Advisor" John Marburger argues that George Bush HAS been good for science.

You can read for yourself because I am still trying to close my jaw after reading this article in utter disbelief. I mean, after Fermilab almost shut down with crippling furlough, RHIC getting to run due to a "donation", and other US National labs suffering from severe budget cutbacks, I find it extremely difficult to understand how he could say such a thing with a straight face. If he is sincere, then there is an utter lack reality check on what is going on at the grass-roots level. The facts on what have happened do not match with the claim.

Is the administration THAT disconnected from what is going on that they actually think that they have been good to science? Honestly?


1 comment:

Heumpje said...

Hi ZapperZ,
They simply apply the same line of attack as has been applied to every other policy recap: promote a picture that comes from some distorted reality.
Just another random example: There can be peace between Israel and the palestinians by the end of this year....
Uttered by Bush after neglecting the issue for 7.5 years. Shall we start about the environment/economy/health care/education reform/war in Iraq/.../.../?