"...The Bush Administration has decided that it will stand by its approval for a book claiming the Grand Canyon was created by Noahï¿½s flood rather than by geologic forces."
Link. I guess this is what they meant by telling us they're not part of the Reality-Based Community. Of course, creating alternate realities requires controlling influence over perception - we're now familiar with the soft (ie media) tactics. Maybe we should get familiar with the hard ones too.
I will respond to Dave's politics thread properly later tonight.