As pointed out in a previous post, the neo-cons & the just plain cons (boy, I wish that were true.) are evil, & sometimes I wonder what the hell the point of their evilness is? Here we have Dick "Sick Dick" Cheney out in the field doing "research" on whales -
Another internal document shows that the officials working for the Vice President also raised spurious objections to the science. According to this document, the Vice President's staff "contends that we have no evidence (i.e., hard data) that lowering the speeds of 'large ships' will actually make a difference. NOAA rejected these objections, writing that both a statistical analysis of ship strike records and the peer-reviewed literature justified the final rule. In its response to the objections from the Vice President's staff, NOAA reported that there is "no basis to overturn our previous conclusion that imposing a speed limit on large vessels would be beneficial to whales."