You Can't Make This Stuff Up

This morning, the Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee will hit an all-time low when it comes to wasting taxpayer time and money by calling in science fiction writer Michael Crichton to testify on global warming. I kid you not. Only a madman would think it's a good idea to have a guy paid to make stuff up testify on a serious scientific issue with national security implications. Enter Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), chairman of the aforementioned committee -- a man who repeatedly claims that global warming is the "greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people". Who is he planning to call next, Professor Irwin Corey? Crichton's latest novel alleges that environmentalists created global warming to make it easier to collect fundraising dollars. At a time when we cannot afford to waste another minute in protecting the American people against continued extreme weather events, having Crichton testify is an unbelievable misuse of public resources. Perhaps Inhofe should call Stephen King as his next witness, because if the Senator's global warming-denying viewpoint prevails, our future will surely be a horrific nightmare.