Or something. By way of Howie Klein, we discover that Blue America PAC, which supports candidates, who among other things, are not global warming denialists, is faced with a nuisance lawsuit. This attack is led by ‘Let Freedom Ring, Inc.’, a conservative faith-tank. And who funds Let Freedom Ring? Well (italics mine):
‘Let Freedom Ring, Inc.’ is a Conservative think-tank that was set up in 2004 in the USA thanks to a $1 million donation from Dr John Templeton, Jr., President of the John Templeton Foundation. The organization seeks to promote the neo-conservative agenda led by President George W. Bush, and campaigns actively in favor of keeping troops in Iraq as part of the ‘war on terror’. It claims that the war in Iraq was caused by Al Qaeda. “LFR” also claims to be a group standing against political attack ads, while at the same time maintaining that conservatives need to not be fazed by “‘mud-slinging’ coming from the left.”
Let Freedom Ring was also involved in organizing the nationwide “Tea Party” protests on April 15 2009, in part by sending out robocalls to potential participants the day before.
Yes, that Templeton Foundation–the one that for so long attempted to defend intelligent design creationism.
I find it ironic that some rather famous science journalists (ok, one in particular) who are very passionate about global warming are willing to accept funding from a donor who also attacks those candidates who might actually do something about the problem.
Seriously, don’t trust the Templeton Foundation.