his uninformed championing of the vaccination/autism case speaks poorly for his commitment to relying on scientific evidenceRevere approvingly quotes Wired's Keim:
His environmental track record is excellent, but he's clung to the vaccines-causing-autism hypothesis long after large-scale epidemiological studies have discredited it as anything but a statistically insignificant cause. America doesn't need more political officials who skew science to fit personal beliefs.More important, his ignorance has caused thousands of parents to panic and endangered the lives of countless children. (s/t DarkSyde)
I'm running out of thumbs here.
On a positive note, it feels really weird not being embarrassed to be an American. (s/t J.G.)