Tom Davis Covers Up Climate Change, Makes National Quote of the Week

By: Andrea Chamblee
Published On: 2/5/2007 11:57:42 AM

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Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chair Henry Waxman charged another White House cover up, this time on global warming, when he said,

"We know that the White House possesses documents that contain evidence of an attempt by senior administration officials to mislead the public by injecting doubt into the science of global warming and minimize the potential danger," said Waxman, adding that he is "not trying to obtain state secrets."
The cover up facilitator for the past decade has been none other than former Chair Tom Davis of VA. Davis continues the White House spin in a linguistic gymnastics routine that earns him national recognition:

Here's my nomination for quote of the week: "The issue of politicizing science has itself become politicized." It was spoken by Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., at a hearing on global warming.

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[Y]es, truth always has been elusive, and always will remain so. Once we seemed to be able to agree on facts. But now we are told to dismiss facts if they get characterized as political. In Davis' world, it's political, and apparently dismissive on that basis, to speak up to make the point that someone else has been political.

It reminds me of my cub reporting days so many years ago. The local political establishment was alleged to be corrupt -- election fraud and such. The alleged ringleader responded by telling me, with a tone of utter disdain, that those who alleged his corruption were "politically motivated." As if that were bad, or disqualifying, or a surprise, or relevant to whether the guy and his allies were actually corrupt. Perhaps you're wondering how a charge of stealing elections could be anything other than politically motivated.

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We seem to have two options: We must draw the curtain on political performance art to permit the pursuit of empirical data about global warming. Or, we could try what might be the most effective tool of all, at least nowadays, which would be taking scientific fact and finding fresh and innovative ways to present it through political performance art.

Did someone say Al Gore?


how about... (littlepunk - 2/5/2007 1:58:12 PM)
...davis holding hearings on climate change last year, and inviting al gore to testify.  even said he was willing to work around gore's schedule.  but gore said no, because he was busy down the street signing books at a wal-mart.

Davis refused to subpeona anyone with information (Andrea Chamblee - 2/5/2007 2:38:21 PM)
Good for Gore for refusing to be part of Davis's dog and pony show with Republican campaign donor witnesses coached by Davis's wife to answer planted leading questions.

Gore had championed a weather satellite called Triana. that was called by the prestigious National Academy of Sciences as "Strong and Vital." The satellite was built.  The Republicans, fearing the scientific support for global climate change that would be collected, refused to launch it. Davis held no one accountable for the waste and cover up.  The $100 million satellite remains in storage at a cost of $1 million a year.  Your tax dollars at work thanks to Chairman Tom Davis.

Andrea, I always enjoy your comments (demnan - 2/5/2007 2:51:38 PM)
on what an ass Tom Davis is!  I was wondering if you'd be interested in the following.  We are heading up some 11th District Political actions regarding impeachment and if anyone here is interested please go here: 

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Thanks again Andrea....Excellent Journalisim (bladerunner - 2/5/2007 8:06:25 PM)
...Tom Davis's willingness to back Bush's sorch the earth for profit policies makes sense(Cents :)) for Tommy(No pun intended)because Tom Davis is money hungry and in bed with the Oil industries. If the Post wasn't so in love with Tommy people would be SCHOCKED at how shadey Davis really is--that includes his definition of faithfulness in marriage.

Thank a lot! n/t (Andrea Chamblee - 2/5/2007 10:31:05 PM)
Click on the NASA picture. No wonder Bush didn't want anyone to see it.