Blog Roll
Who's My Legislator?

Virginia Blogs
All Things Education
Augusta Free Press
Crew of 42
Dixie Pig
Greater Greater Washington
Loudoun Progress
Ox Road South Blog
Pilot on Politics" blog
Power for the People
Richmond Sunlight
RVA Politics
Shad Plank
Vivian Paige

Find more about Weather in Arlington, VA
Click for weather forecast

Advanced Search

Time For Ken Cuccinelli To Mann Up & Apologize

by: TheGreenMiles

Sun Nov 21, 2010 at 20:53:05 PM EST

Remember Edward Wegman, the George Mason University statistician whose climate denial was repeatedly cited by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli? The one who was under investigation on charges of plagiarism & inaccuracy?

The GMU investigation is still dragging on, but USA Today asked several scientists to review the allegations against Wegman. Their analysis was damning:

The plagiarism experts queried by USA TODAY disagree after viewing the Wegman report:
  • "Actually fairly shocking," says Cornell physicist Paul Ginsparg by e-mail. "My own preliminary appraisal would be 'guilty as charged.'" 
  • "If I was a peer reviewer of this report and I was to observe the paragraphs they have taken, then I would be obligated to report them," says Garner of Virginia Tech, who heads a copying detection effort. "There are a lot of things in the report that rise to the level of inappropriate."  
  • "The plagiarism is fairly obvious when you compare things side-by-side," says Ohio State's Robert Coleman, who chairs OSU's misconduct committee.
If Ken Cuccinelli was a man, he'd apologize. To Michael Mann, the respected climate scientist whose work Cuccinelli has quixotically targeted. To Virginia taxpayers, for wasting their money on a political witch hunt. And to his own supporters for feeding them a steady stream of complete horse manure.

But Ken Cuccinelli doesn't have a shred of honor or dignity in his body. I expect him to continue to ignore reality & continue flaunting the truth. For all of Republicans' ranting against fraud & abuse, Ken Cuccinelli has no problem using your tax dollars to campaign for Sarah Palin's affection on the 2012 Crazy Train Ticket.

TheGreenMiles :: Time For Ken Cuccinelli To Mann Up & Apologize
Tags: , , , , , (All Tags)
Print Friendly View Send As Email

C'mon, be nice to Cooch (0.00 / 0)
He's still licking his wounds from getting his butt kicked this weekend on his proposed fees for convention delegates, candidates, etc. Couldn't have happened to a better guy.

Follow me on Twitter. Follow Blue Virginia on Facebook and Twitter.

Republicanism... (4.00 / 2)
...means never having to say you're sorry.

Of course, Cooch will never admit wrongdoing, except maybe, like Robert S. McNamara, on his death bed when he's hoping to get into heaven.  

My hope, instead, is that the judge in the case finds him in contempt of court and orders him to pay, out of his own pocket, all court fees for his utterly frivolous and meritless case -- and for wasting taxpayer money on bizarre conspiracy theories rather than actually doing his frickin' job.

And I also want to see Dems in the upcoming legislative session introduce articles of impeachment against this man, because he's abused his office one too many times already.

For a Sustainable Virginia. Now on Twitter.

Have you talked to any Dem delegates about this? (0.00 / 0)
If so, what did they say?  I'd very much enjoy seeing how Republican'ts reacted to articles of impeachment against Crazy Cooch.

Follow me on Twitter. Follow Blue Virginia on Facebook and Twitter.

[ Parent ]
It's people like Wegman (0.00 / 0)
who make progressive students think twice about attending GMU.  This guy, and the notorious Reaganomics Department, are what my tuition is paying for.  


Make a New Account



Forget your username or password?



Donate to Blue Virginia

The purpose of Blue Virginia is to cover Virginia politics from a progressive and Democratic perspective. This is a group blog and a community blog. We invite everyone to comment here, but please be aware that profanity, personal attacks, bigotry, insults, rudeness, frequent unsupported or off-point statements, "trolling" (NOTE: that includes outright lies, whether about climate science, or what other people said, or whatever), and "troll ratings abuse" (e.g., "troll" rating someone simply because you disagree with their argument) are not permitted and, if continued, will lead to banning. For more on trolling, see the Daily Kos FAQs. Also note that diaries may be deleted if they do not contain at least 2 solid paragraphs of original text; if not, please use the comments section of a relevant diary. For more on writing diaries, click here. Thanks, and enjoy!

P.S. You can contact us at and you can subscribe to Lowell's Twitter feed here. If you'd like to subscribe to Miles Grant's Twitter feed, click here. For Teacherken, click here. For Kindler, click here.

P.P.S. To see the Blue Virginia archive, please click here. To see the Raising Kaine archive, please click here. To see the Blue Commonwealth archive, please click here.

RSS Feed

Subscribe to Blue Virginia - Front Page

Powered by: SoapBlox