From The Washington Post:
A St. Louis scientist who was among a select group picked by the Obama administration to pursue solutions to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been dropped because of controversial writings on his website.
So much for free speech.
What happened to President Obama’s pledge to separate ideology from science? These were evidently just more empty words.
It looks like crushing any opposition to certain left-wing political views is a higher priority for some than stopping an ongoing environmental catastrophe (even, like here, when those political views have nothing at all to do with the issue at hand). And unlike “climate change”, the oil spill isn’t some theoretical future threat, it’s happening right now, and it needs to be cleaned up, right now. But the Obama administration would apparently rather cater to extremist ideologues than do everything to facilitate that cleanup. The Left’s war on science, reason, and freedom continues…