David Dayden reports that after Ralphie “Grease in the” Hall stops being all hot and bothered by Macondo’s powerful gusher, he might get around to telling James Sensenbrenner to get after those evil climate harpies.
Here’s my ill-thought out proposal to the scientists required to testify: plead the fifth. I.e. call their bluff, that the scientists are making false statements and/or are part of a global warming conspiracy. Then the panel’s members (yes, members) would have to explain even to our crappy press if they are truly serious about what they are saying – that scientists are lying. Plus, no irrelevant gotcha sound bites about climate change for the press as in the stolen email kerfuffle.
Of course, just to let everyone know the circus has come to town it would be fun for some emeritus professor to blow his top and let loose with a string of expletives aimed at the know nothings on the “investigative” panel (or maybe say “I am not and have never been a member of the communist party!”).
So anyway – would this be feasible (can they really plead the fifth)?