Rick Perry: Scientists Are Lying About Climate Change to Make Money

The new general in the right wing’s total war on science
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It’s pathetic and sad (not to mention insane) that the default conservative position on the science of global warming is total denial of reality. But Texas Governor Rick Perry’s taking the right wing anti-science meme even farther.

Today in New Hampshire, Perry not only denied the existence of climate change, he also accused scientists of perpetrating a hoax to make money.

“A substantial number of scientists [have] manipulated data to keep the money rolling in,” New Hampshire Union Leader editorial page editor Drew Cline quoted Perry saying on the stump in a tweet.

Because we’ve all seen those fat cat climate scientists on their yachts, lighting cigars with $100 bills.

And in a classic case of moronic wingnut cognitive dissonance:

Before that, Cline quoted Perry saying, “I do believe the issue of global warming has been politicized.”

Ya think?

UPDATE at 8/17/11 10:37:30 am

Here’s video of Perry’s exact quote:

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