Last week when Republicans in the Senate stalled the bill to increase the minimum wage, Sen. Ted Kennedy asked them "What is it about working people that you find so offensive?"
Today, I would like to ask a question of the Bush Administration: What is it about science and evidence that you find so offensive?
According to a survey by the Union of Concerned Scientists, 150 of the climate scientists within our government, reported that they have personally experienced the Bush Administration's political interference with their work. The Administration has pressured these scientists (whose work, of course, is based on SCIENCE and EVIDENCE), to make sure that their writings on global warming, fit with BushCo's skeptical view of the topic.
Nearly half of all of the climate scientists responding to the survey, say they either perceived, or personally experienced, pressure to eliminate the words "climate change" or "global warming" from a variety of communications that they prepared. There were 435 documented incidents of interference.