Interestingly, the Kochs and the Mercers don’t especially like each other, but it appears they have set aside their differences to the extent they’re happy to keep their grubby paws on the levers of power for as long as the American people allow them to do it.
The Mercers fund the opposition candidate, a fellow named Art Robinson, to my representative in the House, Peter DeFazio, every election. Robinson loses every time, but I learned that the Mercers have a back-up plan for him. They want him to be the Chief Science Advisor for the Trump “administration.”
Some things Art Robinson believes:
He’s the author of the Oregon Petition, a fake document often touted as the petition signed by “scientists” who don’t believe in climate change, such as the Spice Girls’ Geri Halliwell, Charles Darwin and I. C. Ewe. He of course believes that climate change is a hoax.
He believes humans will develop an “immunity” to the adverse effects of nuclear radiation by sprinkling small amounts of nuclear waste on people from the air.
He has collected literally thousands of human urine samples, believing they hold the key to extending the human life span. Many Oregonians have been happy to mail him additional samples for his collection every election cycle.
The Mercers love this guy.