Lesson - How to communicate with a Winger.
Step 1. Pick topic of discussion.
Step 2. First State that Al Gore is fat.
Step 3. Start discussion.
Step 4. If fortunate achieve breakthrough which may last until the AM Radio or the Foxnews comes on .
Via Powerline Blog addressing the furor on the wingnet known as Climategate 2.0, i.e., the latest round of stolen e-mail from climate scientists:
I can’t resist this one short excerpt that I haven’t seen mentioned in any of the coverage so far–a 2007 email from Tommy Wils, a climate researcher at the University of Swansea in Britain, who wrote: “Politicians like Al Gore are abusing the fear of global warming to get into power (while having a huge carbon footprint himself).”
The climate science community might have done a lot of good and avoided a lot of agony if they’d ever said this kind of thing publicly, or called out the egregious distortions and exaggerations of the environmental activists.
- Powerline Blogger Hayward
It turns out that all these eggheaded scientists have to do to reach a larger audience is couch each discussion of global warming by first acknowledging that Algore is fat and lives in a big house and flies in a plane which emits CO2 and if he really was serious about global warming he'd use a row boat instead of a plane to travel. And after having done so, the scientist will a much more receptive audience.