It’s election season, which means it is time for Sarah Palin to look for her 15 extra minutes of fame.
Since hawking for Donald Trump isn’t working out so well, Palin has taken to a book tour for her latest piece of conservative propaganda, Climate Hustle.
According to some schmaltzy publicity provided at the Washington D.C. film premiere, Climate Hustle seeks “to debunk the myths and hype about man-made global warming in an informative and entertaining style.”
“Bill Nye is as much a scientist as I am,” Palin told the gathering. “He’s a kids’ show actor. He’s not a scientist.”
Her qualm is that Nye, and people of his ilk (you know, aficionados of research and smart stuff), is using his position of authority to harm children by teaching them that climate change is real and man-made.
Only one small issue with her claim: Nye actually is a scientist.
Most know Bill Nye by his moniker, but did you know that he got his start in comedy by winning a Steve Martin look-alike contest (yes, really)?
He eventually quit his day job and became a comedy writer and performer on the show Almost Live. It was there that he earned the nickname “The Science Guy.”
Oh yeah, and you know what his day job was?
He was a mechanical engineer for Boeing. In fact, Nye was so good at his day job that he once made a hydraulic pressure resonance suppressor that is still used in the Boeing 747.
No word on which job Palin thinks she can do better.