INHOFE TO RECEIVE TD LYSENKO MEMORIAL AWARD….Chris Mooney reports that senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma will be receiving a prize for “supporting rational, science-based thinking and policy-making.” Inhofe has called the EPA “a Gestapo bureaucracy,” he’s believes global warming is “the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people,” and he thinks 9/11 was God’s punishment for our inadequate support of Israel.

OK, OK, that last one doesn’t have anything to do with science. But you get the picture anyway: as far as Inhofe is concerned, it’s only “rational” if it doesn’t discomfort his energy industry buddies. It’s nice that conservatives even have their very own science these days, isn’t it?