There are no doubt plenty of Democrats around the state who hope that Scott Walker and legislative Republican leaders will put right wing pseudo-science at the top of their policy agenda. The unabashed rejection of scientific consensus on stem cell research has to be bad politics for them, right?
You would hope so. But you have to give Walker credit. He stays on message. He knows that the American public has a bad habit of accepting placing pseudo-science on a level playing field with the real stuff.
Walker's recent order to halt construction of a biofuel boiler at the Charter Street Heating Plant reveals yet another example of the governor-elect relying on nonexistent "scientific" evidence to justify a short-sighted energy policy.
In his letter to Schoof, Walker said media reports have indicated that "natural gas actually scored the highest overall when judged on environmental, economic and reliability grounds."
Neither Walker nor his staff responded to a request for clarification on the origin of those media reports.
On a related note, isn't it time scientifically sensible Republicans in Congress to start the Pro-Science Republican Caucus? Maybe our own Tom Petri could chair it.