From It’s Okay to be Smart, as long as you’re not up for reelection.
It’s not just the science committee either. At the NYT Opinionator blog, Tim Egan has a rundown of some of the worst offenders in congress. People like Representative Joe L. Barton of Texas, on the climate change committee:
Barton cited the Almighty in questioning energy from wind turbines. Careful, he warned, “wind is God’s way of balancing heat.” Clean energy, he said, “would slow the winds down” and thus could make it hotter. You never know.
“You can’t regulate God!” Barton barked at the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, in the midst of discussion on measures to curb global warming.