I am working on a little rage at this point after being taken in by yet another Sarah Palin scam—this one with the aid of CFACT which has about as much to do with “facts” as Sarah’s daughter Bristol has to do with abstinence. Yes I fell for the idea presented on Facebook of Sarah Palin standing up and debating Bill Nye “the Science Guy” face-to-face on the issue of climate change in conjunction with the release of CFACT's new denial film Climate Hustle (1,2,3). And right now after the facts are out I suspect that I feel a little like those folks visiting one of P.T. Barnum’s exhibits rushing excitedly towards the “egress” sign thinking they were going to see some sort of new animal and then finding themselves outside the exhibit.
It turns out what is being proposed is a “debate panel” filled with non-scientists responding to video clips of Bill Nye (1). Why does this bring to mind people dressed in safari clothes complete with pith helmets posing heroically with a majestic African lion they have just shot while neglecting to disclose that the lion was shot while sitting in a cage?
“I’m very passionate about this issue. We’ve been told by fear-mongers that global warming is due to man’s activities and this presents strong arguments against that in a very relatable way.” Sarah Palin referring to the film Climate HustleThere is a certain sadness in the above quote from Ms. Palin. She is singing a hymn from her "church" in perfect pitch with no recognition that her sect’s leadership and preachers (1,2,3) have been increasingly shown to be corrupt and the underlying dogma so much manufactured manure (1,2,3). And her solution to this while her current home state of Alaska (1,2,3,4) suffers more and more from the phenomenon she denies appears for her to sing ever louder and more joyously.