Since Curiosity is a NASA project, I thought it might be fun to see how wingers are dealing with the contrast between this latest “we’re #1” moment and the rest of what NASA does. Michelle Malkin’s twitter feed is a good example, alternating between re-tweets of pictures from Mars, pointing out that Curiosity began in the Bush administration, and lobbing accusations that Obama’s science advisor is some kind of “population control freak”. As far as I know, Malkin is still a global warming denier, so it must really hurt when even the conservative Washington Post Opinion Page gives NASA’s James Hansen, the climate scientist that the Bush Administration tried to censor, room for a big “I Told You So” in Friday’s edition. And I assume she and the rest are working hard to cast converted skeptic Richard Muller out of the temple.
That’s about all the nutpicking I could stand, but many of you are made of tougher stuff, so here’s a thread for the crazy.