DeSmogBlog Book Title Search: Take II
The early suggestions for a DeSmogBlog book title have been fabulous - as you can see from the headline on this blog post.
I especially like the use of “lickspittle,” which leads in my handy Rodale Synonym Finder, to a host of other great words: “toady,” “sychophant,” “backslapper,” “brown-noser” and (Archaic) “parasite” and “leech.”
It got me thinking about the flatterers and courtiers in the denial movement and about the selfish and thin-skinned captains of industry who pay for their counsel. We have a situation in which Exxon executives employ “intellectual” lackies to come up with clever arguments as to why oil companies should go on doing exactly what they want. Then, those same executives appear to take seriously the resulting smog from kowtower tanks like the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the Heartland Institute and the Heritage Foundation.