What Did the President Know, and When Did He Know It?

Roger Pielke Jr. links to an absolutely wacky press release from Dennis Kucinich documenting his request for

all documents (including minutes and memos) in his possession relating to the effects of climate change on the coastal regions of the United States produced by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Weather Service, the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Assessment Synthesis Team, and the US Geological Survey.

Says Kucinich:

“The American public deserve to know what the President knew about the effects climate change would have, and will continue to have, on our coasts.”

One imagines a hard working House staffer in the bowels of the capitol late one Saturday night, grinding through boxes of federal documents when he stumbles upon the smoking gun. “The President must have known!” Is this any way to have a national discussion about science policy?