This is in light of the new ‘Transparency Rule’ stating that science cannot be used in policy making unless all the raw data is available (ignoring the existence of privacy laws in medical and psychological research), I decided to write an ode. Because logically, when making policy, less information is better, right?

An Ode to Scott Pruitt

When bees, trees, and rivers

Give way to planes, trains, and riggers,

It might be time to look at the impact of the 180.

When looking at the impact of the 180,

It may be time to listen to the experts.

When listening to the experts,

It might be a bad idea to put a layman in charge.

When putting a layman in charge,

It might be wrong to pick one with conflicting partisan interests.

If you pick one with conflicting partisan interests,

At least don’t let him silence the experts by conveniently overlooking privacy laws as a reason to bury decades of research.

If you pick Scott Pruitt,

At least don’t let him kill the Earth before competency can right the ship.