Would you believe that Tom Coburn (Repugnant, Oklahoma) has introduced a bill to end funding for political science research? He even suggests that people should just watch Fox News or CNN instead, as if those are examples of objective, empirical research.
Well, heck, if that’s the way it works, let’s just get rid of the NIH and NSF altogether, and instead tell people to watch those nifty keen ‘science’ programs about UFOs and Bigfoot on the History Channel. That’s what the scientists sucking on the public teat do all day anyway, right?
Oops. I hope I didn’t give him any ideas.