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Bush's Chat With Novelist Alarms Environmentalists - New York Times : In his new book about Mr. Bush, "Rebel in Chief: Inside the Bold and Controversial Presidency of George W. Bush," Fred Barnes recalls a visit to the White House last year by Michael Crichton, whose 2004 best-selling novel, "State of Fear," suggests that global warming is an unproven theory and an overstated threat.Mr. Barnes, who describes Mr. Bush as "a dissenter on the theory of global warming," writes that the president "avidly read" the novel and met the author after Karl Rove, his chief political adviser, arranged it. He says Mr. Bush and his guest "talked for an hour and were in near-total agreement. The visit was not made public for fear of outraging environmentalists all the more," he adds...
Bob, in comments, reaches Fafblog-like heights of extravagant lunacy:
Bush Science Policy Department: It's nice that you can pass judgement on [Crichton's novel] as "fiction" when you have never even read it! Might as well take the word of environmental scientists rather than thinking for yourself. Wouldn't want to change your mind on something or be exposed to a different point of view. It's exactly this lack of intellectualism that I expect from the knee-jerk Bush-bashers on the left.
Posted by: Bob | February 19, 2006 at 08:19 PM