Who Else Believes Hansen a Fraud?

Brian Sussman writing on American Thinker, for one. In an article titled, "James Hansen:  Abusing the Public Trust," Sussman writes:

Topping it all, Hansen has allegedly received hundreds of thousands of additional dollars to further politicize the issue of global warming.  According to Investors Business Daily, "How many people, for instance, know that James Hansen, a man billed as a lonely ‘NASA whistleblower' standing up to the mighty U.S. government, was really funded by [George] Soros' Open Society Institute (OSI), which gave him ‘legal and media advice'?  That's right, Hansen was packaged for the media by Soros' flagship ‘philanthropy' by as much as $720,000, most likely under the OSI's ‘politicization of science' program."

So Hansen takes cash under the table to channel George Soros's twisted mind.  Great.  Perhaps he'll use his windfall profits to buy some thermometers that work.  Or maybe he won't (h/t Anthony Watts).

Update to my post of last night:  I got a lot of hits thanks to National Review's Edward John Craig on PlanetGore.  Gracias, Señor!

The high today in St. Louis was 70.  Average for this time of year about 90.  Luckily, we managed to keep the kids away from the polar bears floating down the Mississippi on ice floes.  I wonder what 70 F translates to on the Hansen Scale?

UPDATE:  NewsBusters has touched off a continuing battle amongst the AGW crowd.