Did Palin just say what we think she said?
The former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin is back with her controversial comments after going after one of America's most beloved characters, Bill Nye The Science Guy.
At a Congressional Event on Thursday, April 14, Palin went after Bill Nye for having no credibility when it came down to the facts about climate change. The 52-year-old Republican says she views Bill Nye, 62, as an "alarmist" and no more knowledgeable on the subject than herself. The comments were made during the screening of anti-climate change film "Climate Hustle" to US political online publication 'The Hill'.
"Bill Nye is as much a scientist as I am," she said at the Capitol Hill event. "He's a kids' show actor; he's not a scientist," she said discrediting his time as Bill Nye The Science Guy from years 1993 to 1998. "It's something our candidates should be talking about and giving us their view on and hopefully acknowledging that it needs to become, in the science community, less political," she opined on climate change. "Otherwise, it leads us to believe that so many things coming from perhaps the scientists could be bogus. If this is bogus, you know, what else are they trying to tell us and trying to control us around if they can't get this one right?"
And if you ask if Palin, she'll immediately claim that Bill Nye is just like everyone else "controlling the narrative" over climate change with no real facts to back them. It should be important to point out that Bill Nye was a visiting professor at Cornell University, and an executive at the Planetary Society in Pasadena, California.
"[They need to] ask those questions and not just believe what Bill Nye the Science Guy is trying to tell them," she said.
Sarah Palin, don't mess with Bill Nye The Science Guy. He's an icon.