From this site:
we have the story that Michael Mann got some Stimulus Package money, about 1/2 Million. Guess it’s OK to be a key player in ClimateGate, to be under invesitgation, and to have a variety of questions raised about your academic work being “dodgy”; just as long as you are a Friend of The White House or have Friends in Congress …
Economic Stimulus Funds Went to Climategate Scientist
Funds Should be Returned to U.S. Treasury, Says National Center for Public Policy Research
Washington, DC – In the face of rising unemployment and record-breaking deficits, policy experts at the National Center for Public Policy Research are criticizing the Obama Administration for awarding a half million dollar grant from the economic stimulus package to Penn State Professor Michael Mann, a key figure in the Climategate controversy.
“It’s outrageous that economic stimulus money is being used to support research conducted by Michael Mann at the very time he’s under investigation by Penn State and is one of the key figures in the international Climategate scandal. Penn State should immediately return these funds to the U.S. Treasury,” said Tom Borelli, Ph.D., director of the National Center’s Free Enterprise Project.
Professor Mann is currently under investigation by Penn State University because of activities related to a closed circle of climate scientists who appear to have been engaged in agenda-driven science. Emails and documents mysteriously released from the previously-prestigious Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom revealed discussions of manipulation and destruction of research data, as well as efforts to interfere with the peer review process to stifle opposing views. The motivation underlying these efforts appears to be a coordinated strategy to support the belief that mankind’s activities are causing global warming.
“It’s no wonder that Obama’s stimulus plan is failing to produce jobs. ”
h/t Stuart Varney at Fox Business News who just ran a story on it.
So we have stimulus plan money going to places like ACORN and Michael Mann. Looks more like a political friends stimulus plan to me.